On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1938

Historical Events

Historic Event

"Our Town", Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, premieres (NJ)

Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder
Playwright and Writer
Thornton Wilder

Famous Birthdays

  • Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • Corra Dirksen, South African rugby union winger (10 caps; Northern Transvaal), born in Vereeniging, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, born in Chicago (d. 2016)
1938 Highlights

About January 22, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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