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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestIvan Sutherland

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

Computer Scientist Ivan Sutherland
Computer Scientist
Ivan Sutherland

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen Fairbairn, oarsman/coach, dies
1938 Highlights

About May 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus