On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1938

Historical Events

  • 1st passenger ship equipped with radar
  • Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter, born in Tsada, Cyprus (d. 1957)
  • Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
1938 Highlights

About February 26, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces