On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1938

Historical Events

  • Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks" premieres in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), born in Val-de-Marne, French (d. 2012)
  • Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran
1938 Highlights

About May 8, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus