Monday 2 August 1937
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ronald Brierley and William Cannon.
Souls at Sea, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
On TV people were watching The Mizzen Cross Trees.
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- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Ronald Brierley: Company chairman.
- William Cannon: football player (Heisman-1959).
- Ron Brierley: New Zealand entrepreneur, described as an equivalent to the American Donald Trump.
- Billy Cannon: American football player and dentist.
- Garth Hudson: Canadian keyboard player songwriter and producer (The Band and The Call).
- The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
- The Marihuana Tax Act Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (Aug. 2, 1937), is a significant bill on the path that will lead to the criminalization of cannabis. It was introduced to U.S. Congress by Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger. (The Act is now commonly referred to using the modern spelling as the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.)
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