On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1938

Historical Events


Sport awardNFL Championship

National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-17; record title game attendance 48,120

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein

Famous Birthdays

  • Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer, born in Constantine, Algeria
  • Fred Cox, American NFL kicker (NFL champion 1969; Pro Bowl 1970; Minnesota Vikings all-time leading scorer), born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian pacifist and internationalist (Nobel Peace Prize 1921), dies at 69
1938 Highlights

About December 11, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius