On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1937

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Franco's artillery fires on Madrid

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • MLB overturns NY Yankees 7-6 win over Cleveland Indians because of umpire error
  • US and USSR sign trade treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • Barbara Windsor, actress (Study in Terror)
  • Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra; Quartet West), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
  • Annie Horniman, English theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), dies at 76
  • Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
1937 Highlights

About August 6, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo