On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), born in Ribas de Sil, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
  • Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok, Belarusian composer and teacher, born in Minsk, Belarus (d. 2018)
  • Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Peter Bonerz, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Famous Deaths

  • Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), dies at 58
1938 Highlights

About August 6, 1938

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

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