On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1938

Historical Events

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres

  • Emlyn Williams' "Corn is Green," premieres in London

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, English soprano, born in Norwich
  • Pia Lindström, Swedish critic (WNBC-TV), journalist (From Russia With Love) and first child of Ingrid Bergman, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Tom Tresh, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1962-63; AL Rookie of Year 1962; NY Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
1938 Highlights

About September 20, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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