On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1938

Historical Events

  • Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer", 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana
  • Dutch national debt hits ƒ3,986,629,805.70

Famous Birthdays

  • Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater (world champ, born in Grou, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist
  • Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Nicolaas Roland Holst, Dutch artist and painter, dies at 70
1938 Highlights

About December 31, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn