What Happened on September 21, 1938

Historical Events

Event of Interest

British politician Winston Churchill condemns Germany's Adolf Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

  • RKO film comedy "Room Service", starring the Marx Brothers, based on Allen Boretz and John Murray's play, premieres in NYC
  • The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
1938 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Icelandic composer (Time and Water), born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2019)
  • Yūji Takahashi, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Japan
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

  • Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian writer (The Brave Adventures of Lapitch), dies at 64

About September 21, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years
Leap Year: No

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