On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1937

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Franco's troops conquer Santander

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Pumping to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is finished

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtics)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAndrew Mellon

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

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon

1937 Highlights

About August 26, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo