What Happened on December 16, 1938

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Adolf Hitler institutes the state decoration and civil order of merit, Cross of Honour of the German Mother

  • State of California executes Ed Davis (38), leader of Folsom Prison escape attempt resulting in murder of warden and guard (San Quentin State Prison, Marin County)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Deford, American sportswriter

Jimmie Lee JacksonJimmie Lee Jackson (1938-1965)

American civil rights protester and church deacon, shot and killed by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965, born in Marion, Alabama

  • Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (The Emigrants, Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1938

About December 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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