On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1938

Historical Events

Music History

Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massine's ballet Nobilissima Visione premieres in London

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Kuerti, Canadian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Janet Reno, first woman US Attorney General (1993-2001), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2016)
  • Les Aspin, American politician (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93), Minister of Defense (1993-94), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Owen Wister, American author, 'father of the Western' (The Virginian), dies at 78
1938 Highlights

About July 21, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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