What Happened in Aug 1937

  • Beijing Falls to Japanese Forces

    On 28 July, Chiang Kai-shek ordered Song Zheyuan to retreat to Paoting in southern Hebei province. Over the next two days, intense fighting took... Read more

  • Japanese Forces Begin Attack on Chinese at Nankou

    On August 8th the Japanese 11th Independent Mixed Brigade, commanded by Gen. Shigiyasu Suzuki began their attack on the left flank of the 13th... Read more

  • "The Life Of Emile Zola" Is Released

    The Life of Emile Zola is a 1937 biographical film of famous French author Émile Zola. It depicts his friendship with noted painter Paul Cézanne... Read more

  • First Phase in the Battle of Shanghai

    Around 9am on August 13, the Chinese Peace Preservation Corps exchanged small arms fire with Japanese troops in Zhabei, Wusong, and Jiangwan... Read more

  • Sky Saxon is born

    Sky "Sunlight" Saxon (August 20, 1937 – June 25, 2009) was an American rock and roll musician who was best known as the leader and singer of the... Read more

  • Phase Two in the Battle of Shanghai

    On August 23, the Japanese Shanghai Expeditionary Army, led by Iwane Matsui, landed in Liuhe, Wusong (吳淞), and Chuanshakou. Chiang Kai-shek had... Read more

  • Alice Coltrane Is Born

    Alice Coltrane (née McLeod) (August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007) was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, composer, and the wife of John... Read more

  • "Dead End" Is Released

    Dead End is a 1937 crime drama film. It is an adaptation of the Sidney Kingsley 1935 Broadway play of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Joel... Read more