On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1937

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJuvénal 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)

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • 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 Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestHowie Morenz

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

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz

1937 Highlights

About March 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces