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


Person of interestJames Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, African American leader (NAACP), dies in a car crash at 67

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

1938 Highlights

About June 26, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer