On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1938

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Barton Keith McLean, American composer, born in Poughkeepsie, New York

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), born in Comassie, Gold Coast (d. 2018)

  • 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

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? 83 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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