On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1938

Historical Events

  • Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

Martin Lee

Martin Lee, Hong Kong politician (Democratic Party: 1985-2008) and barrister known as the "Father of Democracy" in Hong Kong, born in British Hong Kong

  • Vince Promuto, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1963, 64; Washington Redskins), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
1938 Highlights

About June 8, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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