What Happened on March 2, 1938

Historical Events

  • Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
  • Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Donald Schwall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1961²; AL Rookie of the Year 1961; Boston Red Sox), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • Simon Estes, American bass-baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos), born in Centerville, Iowa
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Harney, American composer and 'Father of Ragtime Piano' ("You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You Done Broke Down"), dies of a heart attack at 66 [1]

About March 2, 1938

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

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