On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1938

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBill Withers

Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician (Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me), born in Slab Fork, West Virginia (d. 2020)

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • 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
1938 Highlights

About July 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer