Sunday 29 August 1937
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James J Floria and Jackie Jenkins.
The Prisoner of Zenda, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- James J Floria: (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975-90 / Gov-D-NJ, 1990-94).
- Jackie Jenkins: American child actor noted as being one of the great child stars.
- Bernard Balastre: France sport Champion.
- Carol Doda: American stripper and actress (d. 2015).
- James Florio: American commander lawyer and politician 49th Governor of New Jersey.
- Philadelphia Athletics' Bob Johnson is second to get six RBIs in an inning (first).
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