What Happened on August 11, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni

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