What Happened on March 17, 1938

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Akers, American football coach (University of Wyoming; University of Texas, Austin; Purdue; career college record 108–75–3), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • Keith O'Brien, Scottish Catholic archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh), born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • Zoletta "Zola" Taylor, American pop singer (The Platters, 1954-62 - "The Great Pretender"; "Only You"; "Twilight Time"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
1938 Highlights

About March 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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