On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1938

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Davis Jr, American pop singer (5th Dimension - "Up, Up And Away"), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Gerald North, American climatologist, born in Sweetwater, Tennessee
  • Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88), born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Deaths

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, lyricist ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), civil rights activist, and leader of the NAACP, dies in a car crash at 67

1938 Highlights

About June 26, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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