What Happened on September 20, 1938

Historical Events

  • Emlyn Williams' semi-autobiographical comedic play "Corn is Green," premieres in London; runs for 600 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Gale, American jazz, R&B, session and touring guitarist (Negril; Stuff; Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony; Bob James; Grover Washington, Jr.), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • George J. Hochbrueckner, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in Queens, New York
  • Jane Manning, British concert and operatic soprano, eductor, and promoter of contemporary classical music, born in Norwich, England (d. 2021)
  • Pia Lindström, Swedish-American broadcast journalist and arts critic (WNBC-TV; Rusar i hans famn), and first child of Ingrid Bergman, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Tom Tresh, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1962, 63; AL Rookie of Year & World Series 1962 NY Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
Born in 1938
1938 Highlights

About September 20, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 85 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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