On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1938

Historical Events

  • Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Harvey Smith, British showjumper, born in West Riding, Yorkshire, England

Person of interestJon Voight

Jon Voight, American actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy), born in Yonkers, New York

Actor Jon Voight
Jon Voight
  • Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
1938 Highlights

About December 29, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn