On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Marrou, American Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992), born in Nixon, Texas
  • Frank Myler, English rugby league stand-off (24 caps Great Britain, 1 England; Widnes, St. Helens) and coach (Widnes, Swinton, Oldham), born in Widnes, England (d. 2020)
  • Liesbeth Struppert, Dutch actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank), born in Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Lynn Blessing, vibes player (d. 1994)
  • Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 x Olympic gold eventing 1968, 72; World C'ship gold team 1970, 82), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Yvonne Minton, Australian-British soprano, born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler (32nd yokozuna; winner 9 top division yūshō), dies following a delayed appendectomy at 34
1938 Highlights

About December 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius