On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician (Leader of the Scottish National Party), born in Govan, Glasgow (d. 2017)
  • Rich Rollins, American MLB third baseman, born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies
  • Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)