On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1938

Historical Events

  • MLB conducts the first test of bright yellow baseballs during Dodgers vs Cardinals doubleheader

Famous Birthdays

  • Brunhilde Hendrix, German relay runner (Olympic silver 1960), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician (Senator for De la Vallière, Quebec), born in Haifa, British Mandate for Palestine

Famous Deaths

  • Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic organist, composer, musical folklorist, and priest, dies at 76
1938 Highlights

About August 2, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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