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August 31st, 1937...

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TIME Magazine: Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai

(TIME Cover: August the 30th, 1937)

 Famous people born on the 31st of August:

12 - Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor (d. 41)
161 - Commodus, Roman Emperor (d. 192)
1569 - Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1627)
1821 - Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (d. 1894)
1880 - Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands (d. 1962)
1928 - James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
1945 - Van Morrison, Irish musician
1948 - Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
1957 - Gina Schock, American drummer (The Go-Go's)
1970 - Rania, Queen of Jordan; wife of Abdullah II

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1937

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrapolt

for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid

Szeged University - Szeged, Hungary

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1937

The Life of Emile Zola
directed by William Dieterle
with Paul Muni (emile Zola) and Joseph Schildkraut (Captain Alfred Dreyfus)

Designed in 1937

The Hassock for Wingspread
by Frank Lloyd Wright


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