Sunday 8 August 1937
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Life of Emile Zola, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Louis Neefs: Belgian singer.
- Dustin Hoffman: American actor who has created some of the most unforgettable characters in the history of cinema, winning two Oscars and five Oscar nominations plus an Emmy in his 30 years of work.
- Dustin Hoffman in Louisiana: USA; actor (The Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer versus Kramer).
- Fenwick Lansdowne: Canadian artist born in Hong Kong, a painter and illustrator noted for his renditions of birds.
- Cornelis Vreeswijk: Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter guitarist and actor (d. 1987).
- Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (USA) begins producing power.
- Japan occupies Beijing.
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