On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1940 Olympic site is changed from Tokyo, Japan to Helsinki, Finland because of the Second Sino-Japanese War; WWII causes eventual cancellation

Famous Birthdays

  • Caryl Churchill, English playwright, born in London
  • Ryōji Noyori, Japanese chemist (Nobel Prize 2011), born in Kobe, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77