On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • In a process known as Anschluss, Austria is annexed into Nazi Germany
  • World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

Famous Birthdays

  • Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2002)
  • Hans-Joachim Hespos, German composer, born in Emden, Germany
  • Jean-Claude Risset, French composer, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 2016)
  • Joe Bellino, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1960, Navy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Patricia W Amicone, educator/midwife

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Darrow, American defense attorney at Scopes Monkey Trial, dies at 80
  • Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, dies at 49