On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner, creates Sadie Hawkins Day
  • Kristallnacht begins: pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria - first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Murray East, American botanist and geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59
  • Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)