On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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