On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1938

Historical Events

  • NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
  • President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Nevin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1962, 63; Toronto Maple Leafs; NY Rangers; 1,128 career NHL games), born in Timmins, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Carl Gottlieb, American comedian and script writer (Ken Berry Wow Show, Jaws, The Jerk), born in NYC, New York
  • Charley Pride, American country singer (Sweet Country), born in Sledge, Mississippi
  • Kenny Lynch, British entertainer, born in London
  • Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Rootham, English composer, dies at 62
1938 Highlights

About March 18, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces