On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Barnes, American politician (36th Lieutenant Governor of Texas), born in Gorman, Texas
  • David Dilks, British historian and vice-chancellor (Hull U), born in Foleshill, Coventry
  • Ian Buxton, English football forward (Derby County) and cricket all-rounder (Derbyshire captain), born in Cromford, Derbyshire (d. 2010)
  • Kerry Wendell Thornley, Co-founder of Discordianism, born in California (d. 1998)
1938 Highlights

About April 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries