On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Misson, Australian cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 16 wickets; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Henry "Hank" Medress, American doo-wop singer (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), and record producer (The Chiffons; Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2007)
  • Richard Dumbrill, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)

Ted Turner

Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio


Famous Deaths

  • Lev Shestov, Russian existentialist philosopher, dies at 72
1938 Highlights

About November 19, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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