Tuesday 24 August 1937
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola and Bob Anderegg.
Dead End, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola: Nigerian politician (d. 1998).
- Bob Anderegg: American athlete, played pro basketball for the New York Knicks.
- Eddie Basha: American businessman of Lebanese descent, the Chairman & CEO of Bashas', Inc.
- Moshood Abiola: Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998).
- Susan Sheehan: Austrian-American journalist and author.
- Republican offensive near Belchite Spain
- In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santona Agreement.
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