On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1938

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • James A. Ten Eyck, American champion rower and coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake), dies at 86
1938 Highlights

About February 11, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius