On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1938

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Ritger, American ten-pin bowler (Tournament of Champions 1970, 79 runner-up; 20 career PBA Tour titles), born in River Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • 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
1938 Highlights

About November 8, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio