On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellen Schrecker, American college professor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Kenny Malone, American Nashville-based session drummer (Dolly Parton; Dobie Gray: Waylon Jennings), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • L H Perquin, Dutch radio announcer, dies at 73
  • Pearl White, American actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49
  • Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), dies at 70
1938 Highlights

About August 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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