On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1937

Historical Events

  • Appalachian Trail is formally completed, traversing 2,000 miles and 14 US States, Georgia to Maine
  • China declares war on Japan
  • Detroit Tigers score MLB record 36 runs in double header vs St. Louis Browns at Navin Field; win 16-1 & 20-7

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
  • Brian Fennelly, American classical composer (A Thoreau Symphony), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Sapper, British soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
1937 Highlights

About August 14, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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