Monday 13 December 1937
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ron Taylor and Ulf G Linden.
Born to the West, directed by Charles Barton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
On TV people were watching Artists and Their Work.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Ron Taylor: Canadian baseball player.
- Ulf G Linden: Swedish entrepreneur (d. 2009).
- Kay Coriaty: American pro astrologer, interested in medical and paraphysical.
- Rob Houwer: Dutch director / producer / actor (OK, Professor Columbus).
- Ulf Lindén: Swedish businessman (d. 2009).
- Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing : Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.
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