On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1938

Historical Events

  • 6th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Great Trek Centenary Celebrations commence; the Great Trek was a migration involving Boers leaving the Cape Colony and settling in the interior of South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 2010)
1938 Highlights

About August 8, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo