On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1937

Historical Events

  • Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power

Famous Birthdays

  • (Ludwig) "Louis" Neefs, Belgian pop singer (Eurovision, 1967 & 1969), born in Gierle, Belgium (d. 1980)

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman, American actor (The Graduate; Tootsie; Kramer vs Kramer; Ishtar), born in Los Angeles, California


1937 Highlights

About August 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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