On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1937

Historical Events

  • Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Cannon, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1959, LSU; AFL C'ship 1960, 61, 67; AFL All-Star 1961, 69; Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Ronald Brierley, New Zealand investor and company director, born in Wellington, New Zealand
1937 Highlights

About August 2, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo