On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1937

Historical Events

Historic Event

Franco's artillery fires on Madrid

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • MLB overturns New York 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, British actress and Dame (Carry On films, EastEnders). born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Charlie 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? 84 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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