On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1938

Historical Events

Music Concert

1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall, performed by Benny Goodman and his band

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
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
  • Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2021)
  • 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? 83 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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