What Happened on July 20, 1938

Historical Events

  • IOC awards Helsinki, Finland 1940 Summer Olympic Games after Tokyo, Japan withdraws (Second Sino-Japanese War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Rigg, English actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Game of Thrones), born in Doncaster England (d. 2020)
  • Fred Lindop, British rugby league referee (22 Tests; World Cup Final 1970; 5 x Challenge Cup Finals), born in Wakefield, England (d. 2023)
  • Jo Ann Campbell, American pop singer ("I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain"; "Mother, Please!"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Natalie Wood [Zacharenko], American actress (Miracle on 34th Street; Gypsy; Rebel Without A Cause; West Side Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • Roger Hunt, English soccer forward (34 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Liverpool 404 games, 244 goals; Bolton Wanderers), born in Glazebury, England (d. 2021)
Born in 1938
1938 Highlights

About July 20, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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