On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1938

Historical Events

  • Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerzy Skolimowski, Polish film director (Hands Up, Deep End), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Johnnie Taylor, American R&B and multi-genre singer ("Disco Lady"; "I Believe In You"), born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • Michael Murphy, American actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
1938 Highlights

About May 5, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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