On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
  • 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)