What Happened on April 8, 1938

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Walter Piston's 1st Symphony in E, premieres in Boston, by the Boston Symphony, conducted by the composer

Famous Birthdays

  • Barton McLean, American electro-acoustic composer (Dimensions), teacher, and performer, born in Poughkeepsie, New York

Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), born in Comassie, Gold Coast

  • Lory Patrick, American actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo), born in Beckley West Virginia
  • Mohammad Farooq, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 21 wickets; Karachi), born in Junagadh, India
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Baumgartner, South African cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for South Africa), dies at 54
1938 Highlights

About April 8, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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