On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter, South African minister of Health care
  • William Thomas McKinley, composer
  • [David] Deacon Jones, American NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington), born in Eatonville, Florida (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics), dies at 78