On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1938

Historical Events

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

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 (The Virginian), dies at 78
1938 Highlights

About July 21, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer