On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1938

Historical Events

  • Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger ("Sundown"; "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald"), born in Orillia, Ontario

  • Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector

Famous Deaths

  • Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (23rd Mayor of Split), dies at 74
1938 Highlights

About November 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

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