On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1938

Historical Events

  • Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
  • Northwestern University awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy
  • On Connie Mack Day at Philadelphia's Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader

Famous Birthdays

  • Beatricce "Beebe" Freitas [nee Botty], American pianist, organist, and voice teacher (Hawaii Opera Theatre), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist, born in Rome, Italy

1938 Highlights

About August 28, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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