On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1937

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

General Franco's Nationalist troops conquer Santander during the Spanish Civil War

  • Pumping to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is finished

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

Andrew Mellon

Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

1937 Highlights

About August 26, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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