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, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Fuad Masum, 7th President of Iraq (2014-2018), born in Koya, Kingdom of Iraq
  • Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings

Stan Laurel

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

1938 Highlights

About January 1, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn