Thursday 26 August 1937
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nina Companeez and Tom Heinsohn.
The Prisoner of Zenda, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
while And So-Victoria by Vaughan Wilkins was one of the best selling books.
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Nina Companeez: French screenwriter and film director, born in a jewish Russian family.
- Tom Heinsohn: NBA star/coach (Boston Celtics).
- Don Bowman: American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013).
- Kenji Utsumi: Japanese voice actor (d. 2013).
- Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished
- Sino-Japanese War: Japanese aircraft attack the car carrying the ambassador of Great Britain during a raid on Shanghai.
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