On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1938

Historical Events

Sports History

Batsman Don Bradman scores 143 for Australia v Surrey, in 198 mins, with 11 fours

Famous Birthdays

  • (Henry) Lee "Shot" Williams, American blues singer ("I Like Your Style"), born in Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • David Groh, American actor (Rhoda - "Joe"; Another Day - "Don"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, born in Basel (d. 2014)
1938 Highlights

About May 21, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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