On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1938

Historical Events

  • Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC
  • National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

  • Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
1938 Highlights

About November 24, 1938

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

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