On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
  • Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Calello, American composer (The Four Lovers, Sing, Sing, Sing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas