On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1938

Historical Events

  • Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye" premieres in NYC
  • Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
  • Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben E. King [Nelson], American soul singer-songwriter ("Stand by Me"), born in Henderson, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Peter Grosser, German soccer midfielder (2 caps; Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich, Austria Salzburg), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), dies at 76
  • Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, dies at 48
1938 Highlights

About September 28, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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