On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1938

Historical Events

  • 1st aircraft owned by US Forest Service in service (Oakland)
  • Henry Armstrong wins his 3rd concurrent boxing championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesian Muslim cleric, born in Jombang, Dutch East Indies
  • Theodoros Pangalos, Greek politician, born in Eleusis, Greece
1938 Highlights

About August 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo