What Happened on July 16, 1938

Historical Events

Room Service

John Murray and Allen Boretz's stage comedy "Room Service", starring Sam Levene, Eddie Albert, and Phillip Loeb, closes at the Cort Theatre, NYC, after 500 performances

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Shawnee CC: 1934 champion Paul Runyan dominates the heavily favoured Sam Snead, 8 & 7; largest victory margin ever in the event's match play format


Famous Birthdays

  • Max Wiltshire, Welsh rugby union lock (4 Tests; Aberavon RFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Thorkell Sigurbj√∂rnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik (d. 2013)
  • Tony Jackson, British bass player (The Searchers, 1962-64 - "Sugar And Spice"), born in Dingle, Liverpool, England (d. 2003)
Born in 1938

About July 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer