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

Person of interestBilly Cannon

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)

NFL Running Back Billy Cannon
NFL Running Back
Billy Cannon
  • Garth Hudson, Canadian rock Lowrey organist, accordion player and saxophonist (The Band - "Chest Fever"; "Up On Cripple Creek"), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Jim McLean, Scottish soccer forward (Hamilton Academical, Clyde, Dundee) and manager (Dundee United 1971-93), born in Larkhall, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 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? 84 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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