On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1938

Historical Events

  • Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • Dick Sudhalter, American jazz trumpeter, and writer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), born in Dublin (d. 2016)
  • Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
  • Pachín, Spanish soccer defender (8 caps; Real Madrid) and manager (Osasuna, Levante, Granada), born in Torrelavega, Spain (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1938 Highlights

About December 28, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn