Saturday 11 September 1937
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paola Ruffo di Calabria and Robert L Crippen.
The Lower Depths, directed by Jean Renoir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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- Paola Ruffo di Calabria: Italian Princess / Queen of Belgium (1993- ).
- Robert L Crippen: Beaumont, Texas -- Captain US Navy / Astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G).
- Iosif Kobzon: Soviet-Russian singer and businessman.
- Robert Crippen in Beaumont: Texas, USA; Captain US Navy/astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G).
- Queen Paola: of Belgium.
- Robert Crippen: American astronaut, selected by NASA to begin his training in June 1969. From 4/12 - 4/14/1981, he piloted the Columbia in the first U.S. space shuttle flight. Crippen commanded the second flight of the Challenger (6/18-24/1983), a historic flight that saw Sally Ride become the first American woman in space, and with this flight, he became the first astronaut to fly in two shuttle missions. He is considered to be one of the giants of the U.S. space program.
- Paola : Italian-Belgian royalty, the wife of Belgian Prince Albert II whom she married on 7/02/1959, Brussels. He ascended to the throne 8/09/1993. Three kids, Astrid, Philippe and Laurent was born 10/19/1963.
- 51st US Womens Tennis: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (64 62)
- 57th US Mens Tennis: J D Budge beats G v Cramm (61 79 61 36 61)
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