Sunday December 12, 1937

US date format: 12/12/1937, UK date format: 12/12/1937

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 12, 1937). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Roberto Benzi and Judy Tegart. La Habanera, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 On TV people were watching Intimate Cabaret.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)

Events

  • Japanese aircraft shell and sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologizes and eventually pays US $2.2 million in reparations).
  • NBC and RCA sends first mobile-TV vans onto the streets of New York.
  • Washington Redskins win NFL championship.

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Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Abel: German film producer and actor, called...

Movies

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La Habanera

La Habanera

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Zarah Leander, Ferdinand Marian, Karl Martell, Julia Serda

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge

Directed by: Louis King

Starring: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny

Wallaby Jim of the Islands

Wallaby Jim of the Islands

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: George Houston, Ruth Coleman, Douglas Walton, Wilhelm von Brincken

Young Dynamite

Young Dynamite

Directed by: Leslie Goodwins

Starring: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Charlotte Henry, Willy Castello

You're Only Young Once

You're Only Young Once

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden

TV Series

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Intimate Cabaret

Intimate Cabaret

Starring: Evel Burns, Truda Binarová, Oliver Wakefield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Body-Line

Body-Line

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Round the Film Studios

Round the Film Studios

Starring: Patrick Barr, John Paddy Carstairs, John Clements, Joan Gardner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next December 12

If December 12, 1937 is your birthday you're 82 years, 9 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 18 days.
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