On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1938

Historical Events

  • 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)

Historic Event

The Douglas DC-4E makes its 1st test flight


Famous Birthdays

  • Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, born in Jakarta, Indonesia (d. 2014)
  • Judy Ann Scott-Fox, literary agent, born in Devon, England (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
1938 Highlights

About June 7, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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