On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawn Wells, American actress (Gilligan's Island -"Mary Ann"), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2020) [1]
  • Ronnie Bright, American doo-wop bass vocalist (Johnny Cymbal's "Mr. Bass Man"; The Coasters, 1968-2009), born in New York City (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl J Kautsky, Austrian Marxist/socialist, dies at 83
1938 Highlights

About October 18, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra