On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1938

Historical Events

  • Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianluigi Saccaro, Italian fencer (Olympic gold épée team 1960; silver épée team 1964; bronze épée 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Harvey Smith, British showjumper, born in West Riding, Yorkshire, England

Jon 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? 82 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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