On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1938

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian writer (The Brave Adventures of Lapitch), dies at 64
1938 Highlights

About September 21, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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