Sunday 12 December 1937
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roberto Benzi and Claude Dany.
Born to the West, directed by Charles Barton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
while Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Artists and Their Work.
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- 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)
- Roberto Benzi: French orchestral conductor.
- Claude Dany: First artificial heart in France, he had a heart surgery on 18th December 2013 at Georges Pompidou's hospital and died 74 days later.
- Connie Francis: American singer, the top-selling singing star in U.S, recording history, starting when she was 17 with her first MGM recording contract.
- Michael Jeffery: Australian general and politician 24th Governor-General of Australia.
- Philip Ledger: English pianist composer and academic (d. 2012).
- Buford Pusser: American law enforcement official (Born 1937)
- Alfred Abel: German film producer and actor, called the "Lewis Stone of German pictures.
- 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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