What Happened on September 2, 1937

Historical Events

Film Release

Film "The Prisoner of Zenda" based on the novel and play by Anthony Hope, starring Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is released

  • US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Fowlds, British actor (Yes Minister, The Basil Brush Show), born in London, England (d. 2020)

Peter UeberrothPeter Ueberroth (85 years old)

American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Born in 1937

Famous Deaths

  • Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee; President IOC 1896–1925), dies of a heart attack at 74

About September 2, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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