On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1938

Historical Events

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

Golfer Sam Snead
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Sam Snead

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)
1938 Highlights

About July 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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