On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1938

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston first baseman Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns; Red Sox still win, 12-8

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx

Famous Birthdays

  • Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • Mickie Finn, American banjo player, and TV hostess (Mickie Finn's), born in Hugo, Oklahoma
  • Robert Gutter, American conductor and teacher (founded International Institute for Conductors, 1996), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
1938 Highlights

About June 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini