On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1937

Famous Birthdays

Juvénal Habyarimana

Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94) who was assassinated at the start of the Rwandan genocide, born in Ruanda-Urundi, Belgian Colonial Empire (d. 1994)

  • Juvénal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
  • Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
  • Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Richard Fariña, American folk singer-songwriter ("Birmingham Sunday"), and novelist ("Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me"), born in New York City (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71

Howie Morenz

Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), dies of a heart attack at 34


1937 Highlights

About March 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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