On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1938

Historical Events


PlaneItalian Air Force Bombs Barcelona

The Italian Air Force, in support of Francisco Franco, bombs Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War
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The Italian Air Force conducts a bombing campaign in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War
The Italian Air Force conducts a bombing campaign in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War

Famous Birthdays

  • Keith O'Brien, Scottish Catholic archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh), born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
1938 Highlights

About March 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces