On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Person of interestRod Laver

Rod Laver, Australian tennis player (1962, 1969 Grand Slam), born in Rockhampton, Queensland

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Famous Deaths

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