On This Day

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)
  • Jo Ann Campbell, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • Roger Hunt, English footballer
1938 Highlights

About July 20, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer