On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • France-Turkish friendship treaty
  • Phillies complete move to Shribe Park in Philadelphia, lose 10-5 to Boston Bees

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Withers, American rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me), born in Slab Fork, West Virginia
  • Cyril Mitchley, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, dies at 56
  • Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (French C'ships 1925-26, Wimbledon 1919-23, 25), dies of anemia at 39