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], American actress (Hawaiian Eye - "Cricket"; Back to the Beach), and singer ("Sixteen Reasons"), 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? 83 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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