On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1938

Historical Events

  • 1st animal breeding society forms (NJ)
  • 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta Ga)

Sports History

In cricket Bradman scores 278 Aust v MCC, 349 mins, 35 fours 1 six

Famous Birthdays

Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Sutherland, American computer scientist (Sketchpad), born in Hastings, Nebraska

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen Fairbairn, oarsman/coach, dies
1938 Highlights

About May 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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