On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1937

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
Paul Muni

Famous Birthdays

  • Allegra Kent, American ballet dancer and actress (The Addams Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 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 interestEdith Wharton

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

1937 Highlights

About August 11, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo