On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1938

Historical Events

  • Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance

Famous Birthdays

  • John Savident, British actor
  • Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disc jockey (The Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • George Méliès, French early filmmaker (A Trip to the Moon), dies at 76
1938 Highlights

About January 21, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius