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Dustin Hoffman

Birthday Report for August 8th, 1937

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Events of the Month for Dustin Hoffman  

When Dustin Hoffman entered the world, these stories made the front page of the nation's newspapers: In Germany, the Nazi government issues a teacher's manual emphasizing the preaching of anti-Semitism. China and the Soviet Union announce that they will sign a nonaggression pact. In other news, the leader of Spain's United Marxist Workers Party is assassinated in Madrid. The World Zionist Congress endorses the Peel plan for Palestinian independence. Three German journalists are expelled from Great Britain.  


Entertainment News for the year Dustin Hoffman was born

Audiences were applauding these developments in the entertainment industry when Dustin Hoffman was an infant. Benny Goodman has the whole nation doing the jitterbug. While Sonja Henie works magic on ice and film in One in a Million. Also on film, the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opens this year. On the music scene we hear The Lady is a Tramp, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and My Funny Valentine.

Popular Music when Dustin Hoffman was born.

When Dustin Hoffman was rocking in a cradle, these songs were topping the music charts: Back in 1937, the popular songs were: A Foggy Day performed by Ira Gershwin; Am I In Love? performed by Al Dubin; Johnny One Note sung by Lorenz Hart; as well as Rosalie by Cole Porter. Also topping the musical charts: So Rare by Jerry Herst; That Old Feeling by Lew Brown; The Lady Is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart; and the ever popular Toy Trumpet by Raymond Scott.

Movie News for the year Dustin Hoffman was born.

While Dustin Hoffman was discovering how to stand up, The Academy gave a standing ovation to these movies and actors: 'The Life Of Emile Zola'- Warner Bros won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1937. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Spencer Tracy for his role in 'Captains Courageous' and the Best Actress Award went to Luise Rainer for her role in 'The Good Earth'.

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