On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1938

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Charles Downes, British 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? 83 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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