On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1938

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & final grand slam in 11-3 win over Philadelphia A's at Shribe Park

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Vivien, French Socialist Party politician (MILS, French Mission Interminist√©rielle pour la Lutte contre les Sectes Chairman 1998-2002), born in Melun, France
  • Jean-Loup Chr√©tien, French cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7, STS 86), born in La Rochelle, France
1938 Highlights

About August 20, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo