On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Anthony Williams, American actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine (1994-2005) and 2nd Prime Minister of Ukraine (1992-93), born in Chaikyne, Ukraine
  • Otto Rehhagel, German football manager, born in Essen, Germany

Rod Laver

Rod Laver AC MBE, Australian tennis player (1962, 1969 Grand Slam; 11 x Grand Slam singles titles; 8 x Pro major titles), born in Rockhampton, Queensland


Famous Deaths

  • Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), dies at 65
1938 Highlights

About August 9, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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