On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1938

Historical Events

  • John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)
  • Only time brothers hit back-to-back HRs (Lloyd & Paul Waner, Pitts)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gaylord Perry, American baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner), born in Williamston, North Carolina
  • Rafael Osuna, Mexican tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1963), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1969)
  • Sylvia Moy, American songwriter ("My Cherie Amour"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"; "It Takes Two"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel), dies of tuberculosis.at 37

1938 Highlights

About September 15, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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