On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1938

Historical Events

  • Al Capp, cartoonist of Li'l 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)
1938 Highlights

About November 9, 1938

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

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