On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1938

Historical Events

  • Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • World's first science fiction TV program - a broadcast of the play R.U.R. by Karel ńĆapek

Famous Birthdays

  • Bevan Congdon OBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (61 Tests; 3448 runs @ 32.22, 7 x 100; 59 wickets), born in Motueka, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
1938 Highlights

About February 11, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius