On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1938

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Broers, British electrical engineer and master (Churchill College Cambridge), born in Calcutta, India
  • Francisco Aritmendi, Spanish athlete (International Cross Country Championships 1964), born in Cogolludo, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Paul Benedict, American actor (Harry-Jeffersons), born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno JasieĊ„ski, Polish poet (b. 1901)
1938 Highlights

About September 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo