On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st African American woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Driss Basri, Moroccan politician (Interior Minister 1979-99), born in Settat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • John Asprey, British jeweller and multi-millionaire
  • Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, born in Bendel State, Colonial Nigeria (d. 1976)
  • Pleuni Touw, Dutch actress (Bride Flight, Dokter Deen), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Richard Stoker, British composer, born in Castleford, Yorkshire