On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1938

Historical Events

  • 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
  • LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran

Famous Birthdays

  • Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Michael Pataki, American actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist (Devdas), dies at 61
1938 Highlights

About January 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn