Friday October 21st, 1938
October Twenty-First, Nineteen Thirty-Eight

How old am I if I was born on October 21, 1938?

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Date Facts:

  • October 21, 1938 was a Friday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Libra
  • This date was 31,313 days ago
  • October 21st 2024 is on a Monday
  • Someone born on this date is 85 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 10,438 days or 28 years!
  • Your next birthday is 99 days away
  • You've been alive for 751,512 hours
  • You were born on a Friday in late October
  • You are 45,090,720 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Monday

  • Most popular baby names of 1938 ranked:

    Rank Name
    1. Robert
    2. James
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. Charles
    7. Donald
    Rank Name
    1. Barbara
    2. Patricia
    3. Betty
    4. Shirley
    5. Carol
    6. Nancy
    7. Dorothy

    How popular is your name? Search to find out!

    Celebrities Birthdays:
    October 21st

    You Share a birthday with over 21 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Opal: Birthstone for October 21st, 1938



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    Opal, the birthstone of October, is a beautiful stone loved by many, partly for the fact the each stone has its own unique color pattern. "Opal" gets it's origins from the Greek word "Opallios", which means "To see change in color". The reason for this being that the opal comes in a wide variety of colors, ranging the entire spectrum. 95% of which come from Australia, after seasonal rains drench the outback and carry silica deposits underground, where they go on to harden in the dry season. Leaving deposits of the beautiful stone.

    Because of the way they are formed, opals are relatively soft for a precious stone, averaging just below 6.0 on the Mh

    1938 - the Silent Generation:

    Age Range:

    80-101 years old


    The silent Gen were born into a fortunate time period associated with wealth, and high eduaction.

    the Silent Generation Summary:

    Contrary to their name, the Silent Generation tended to be very patriotic and ambitious. They were plagued with the Korean war, and economic instability following WWII

    Time Period:


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    Zodiac - Libra:


    Libra Traits:


    Libra Summary:

    Libras are skilled diplomats, and make friends where ever they go. Have expensive tastes and a good work ethic

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    Click here to see more about Libra

    1938-10-21: This day in History:

  • 1797-10-21 US Navy frigate Constitution Old Ironsides launched in Boston
  • 1805-10-21 Battle of Trafalgar Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet
  • 1868-10-21 Severe earthquake at 7:53 a.m. centered in Hayward Calif.
  • 1869-10-21 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore
  • 1879-10-21 Thomas Edison perfects the light bulb.
  • 1897-10-21 Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago is dedicated.
  • 1918-10-21 Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min.
  • 1923-10-21 Deutsches Museum Munich 1st Walther Bauersfeld's Zeiss Planetarium.
  • 1944-10-21 During WWII US troops captured Aachen 1st large German city to fall
  • 1945-10-21 Women in France allowed to vote for the 1st time
  • 1948-10-21 Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated Washington DC
  • 1959-10-21 Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright opens in NY
  • 1960-10-21 JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final pres debate
  • 1967-10-21 Ejnar Hertzsprung Danish astrophysicist dies at 94.
  • 1967-10-21 Thousands opposing Vietnam War tried to storm the Pentagon
  • 1971-10-21 Nixon nominates Lewis F. Powell & William H. Rehnquist to US Supreme Court following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan
  • 1974-10-21 1st Islander shut-out opponent - Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
  • 1975-10-21 Venera 9 1st craft to orbit the planet Venus launched
  • 1976-10-21 Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1977-10-21 US recalls William Bowdler ambassador to South Africa
  • 1984-10-21 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2 h 8 m 5 s.

  • 10-21-1938 in
    Roman Numerals:


    What is 1938-10-21 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 10-21-1938 converted into roman numerals.
    The above date is written in the traditional western/American style of writing dates. Formatted in the order of
    Month-Day-Year. If you prefer the European way of writing dates (Which is day-month-year) the roman numerals would be written XXI • X • MCMXXXVIII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for Oct 21, 2024:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1938-10-21) This timer is automatically updated, and is accurate all the way up to the nearest second. Watch as your next birthday ticks closer and closer right before your eyes. If you were born on october-21-1938, your next birthday is only 99 days away.

    Your birthday is on October twenty-first, 1938. Being born in late-October says a lot about you. Your zodiac sign is libra, your birth-stone is the Opal, and your birth flower is the Marigold (both of which make great gifts for someone with this birthday). You are 85 years old, and were born in the middle of the Silent Generation. Which generation you are born into makes a huge impact on your life, click here to see our interactive table and learn more. You have been alive for 31313 days, or 751512 hours, or 45090720 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2024, is on a Monday.

  • Birthstone: Opal (great gift idea, see Opal article)
  • Birthflower: Marigold
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra

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