On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1938

Historical Events

  • 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
  • Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • Fuad Masum, 7th President of Iraq (2014-present), born in Koya, Iraq
  • Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Comedian Stan Laurel (47) marries 3rd wife Vera Ivanova Shuvalova

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

1938 Highlights

About January 1, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn