On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1938

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates 40th anniversary

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Charles Downes, founder member of Independent Television News and cameraman, born in Enfield, Middlesex (d. 1996)
  • Henry Diltz, American music photographer (Woodstock; Monterey Pop Festival; album covers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Joan Tower, American composer (Breakfast Rhythms), born in New Rochelle, New York

Famous Deaths

  • John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
1938 Highlights

About September 6, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo