What Happened on August 11, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "The Life of Emile Zola" directed by William Dieterle and starring Paul Muni premieres in New York (Best Picture 1938)

Famous Birthdays

  • Allegra Kent, US actress (Addams Family)
  • Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)
  • Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire

Famous Deaths

  • Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton