On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1938

Historical Events

  • 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:35:34.8; his second victory in the event
  • Headless Mad Butcher victim found in Cleveland

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Liebenberg, South African military commander, born in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Terry, English organist & musicologist, dies at 73
1938 Highlights

About April 18, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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