What Happened on January 17, 1938

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

  • Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman

Famous Birthdays

  • John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom), born in Marshall, Michigan (d. 1991)
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

  • William Pickering, American astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79

About January 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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