Monday 25 January 1937
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Rooney and Kathleen Tynan Halton.
The Good Earth, directed by Sidney Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
while The Years by Virginia Woolf was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cook's Night Out.
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- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Barbara Rooney: American Beauty Queen and starlet, the fifth wife of actor Mickey Rooney, married 12/01/1958; four kids.
- Kathleen Tynan Halton: Writer.
- Don Maynard NFL receiver (New York Jets): #13.
- Ange-Felix Patasse: Central African Republican politician.
- Judith Ann Mayotte: American humanitarian and author.
- Ange-Félix Patassé: Central African engineer and politician President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011).
- 1st broadcast of Guiding Light on NBC radio
- Soap Opera Guiding Light premieres on radio
- Miami-to-Tampa bus overturns in a canal, kills 13.
- The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
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