On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1938

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC,: Englishman Reg Whitcombe wins his only major title by 2 strokes from Jimmy Adams of Scotland in treacherous, windy conditions
  • Would be start of England v Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
1938 Highlights

About July 8, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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