What Happened on December 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Deford, American sportswriter

Person of interestJimmie Lee Jackson

Jimmie Lee Jackson, American civil rights protester who was shot and killed by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965, born in Marion, Alabama (d. 1965)

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (The Emigrants, Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan