On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1938

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Bringing Up Baby" film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, is released

  • US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
1938 Highlights

About February 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius