What Happened on March 13, 1938

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)
  • Julian Bahula, South African British based jazz and world music drummer, composer and bandleader, born in Eersterust, Pretoria
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

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

About March 13, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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