On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Edwin Elliason, American archer (Olympic-92), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Wausau, Wisconsin

Person of interestJuan Carlos I

Juan Carlos I [Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias], King of Spain (1975-2014), born in Rome, Italy

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • Leo Avery, Abbot of Quarr Abbey, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer, born in Kamirithu
  • Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star, born in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands (d. 1989)
1938 Highlights

About January 5, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn