What Happened on August 11, 1937

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Allegra Kent [Iris Cohen], American ballet dancer (New York City Ballet) and teacher, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Anna Massey, English actress (De Sade, Doll's House), born in Thakeham, England (d. 2011)
  • Barbara Smith Conrad, American operatic mezzo-soprano singer, and educator (Wagner Theater), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek-British journalist and multi-millionaire

Famous Deaths

  • Bakr Sidqi, Iraqi general and dictator, assassinated at 47

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton (1862-1937)

American Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), dies at 75

  • George Morrison, American entrepreneur (owner of Mammoth Caves), commits suicide at 71 [1]
1937 Highlights

About August 11, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo