Events in year of 1937

  • 01-01Anastasio Somoza becomes President of Nicaragua
  • 01-01Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
  • 01-01US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
  • 01-05Fingleton and Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
  • 01-05Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
  • 01-06Bradman scores 270 Aust vs. England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
  • 01-09Italian regime bans marriages between Italians and Abyssinians
  • 01-12Plow for laying submarine cable patented
  • 01-19Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-19Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
  • 01-201st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)
  • 01-251st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
  • 01-25Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
  • 01-25Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio
  • 02-01Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port
  • 02-04Jim Margie, Philadelphia, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games
  • 02-051st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times, " released
  • 02-05FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
  • 02-06K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
  • 02-10Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
  • 02-1144-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends
  • 02-12Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
  • 02-13"Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
  • 02-13Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
  • 02-13NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington DC
  • 02-13US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 02-13US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • 02-16DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
  • 02-201st automobile / airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, California
  • 02-241st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Washington, DC

People born in year of 1937

  • 01-02Marianne McDonald: Classicist / philanthropist
  • 01-04Dyan Cannon: Tacoma, Washington -- Mrs Cary Grant / actress (Heaven Can Wait)
  • 01-06Doris Troy [Payne]: US soul singer / songwriter (Just One Kiss)
  • 01-06Lou Holtz: United States -- Football coach (New Jersey Jets)
  • 01-08Robert Moran: Composer
  • 01-09K Schlesinger: Writer
  • 01-12Liliana Cavani: Bologna, Italy -- Director (Berlin Affair)
  • 01-12Marie Dubois: Paris, France -- Actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim)
  • 01-14Billie Jo Spears: Country singer
  • 01-16Bob Bogle: Portland -- Rock bassist / guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • 01-16Conny Vandenbos: Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
  • 01-20Dorothy Provine: Deadwood, South Dakota -- Actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • 01-25Don Maynard: NFL receiver (NY Jets) #13
  • 01-25Kathleen Tynan Halton: Writer
  • 01-26Gerrit Gerritse: Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 01-26Joseph Saidu Momoh: General / President (Sierra Leone)
  • 01-26S J B Langdale: Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
  • 01-27John Ogdon: Manchester, England -- Pianist / composer
  • 01-28Ken Hill: Playwright / director
  • 01-29Bobby Scott: Jazz singer
  • 01-30Boris Spassky: USSR -- World chess champion (1969-72)
  • 01-31Philip Glass: Baltimore, Maryland -- Minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach)
  • 02-04Collin Wilcox: Highlands, North Carolina -- Actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • 02-04John Devitt: Australia -- 100m freestyle swimmer (1960 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-04Magnar Solberg: Norway -- 20K biathalete (1968, 72 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-05Cocky van Oost [Kommertje van Vliet]: Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • 02-05Gaston Roelants: Belgium -- World cross-country champion
  • 02-05Stuart Damon: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Alan Quartermaine- General Hospital)
  • 02-06Baldev Singh Chahal: Campaigner
  • 02-08Joe Raposa: Composer / songwriter (Sesame Street)

People died in year of 1937

  • 01-02Ross Alexander: Actor (Captain Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29
  • 01-08John Felix August Korling: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-01Marguerite Audoux: Writer
  • 02-07Elihu Root: US Minister of War / Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91
  • 02-08Scato Gocko de Vries: Dutch paleographer / librarian, dies at 75
  • 02-13C A Bernoulli: Writer
  • 02-14Erkki Gustav Melartin: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-02Gustav Wohlgemuth: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-06Frank Vosper: Actor / writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
  • 03-08Albert Verwey: Dutch Poet / literature Historian (Motion), dies at 71
  • 03-11Paul Scheinpflug: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-12Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor: French Organist / composer, dies at 93
  • 03-12Jeno Hubay: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-16J Austen Chamberlain: English Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
  • 03-19Horacio Quiroga: Uruguayan Author / poet, commits suicide at 58
  • 03-23Helge Rode: Danish Poet / essayist, dies at 66
  • 03-25John Drinkwater: English Poet / playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 03-29Karol Szymanowski: Polish / Ukraine Composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • 04-02Nathan Birnbaum: Austria philosopher (Zionism), dies at about 72
  • 04-04Frantisek X Salda: Czech writer / critic, dies at 69
  • 04-08Arthur William Foote: US Organist / composer, dies at 84
  • 04-08William Henry Hadow: Composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • 04-10Algernon Ashton: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-15Nikolai Artzibushev: Composer, dies at 79
  • 04-19William M Conway: English Historian / explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
  • 04-25Clem Sohn: Air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
  • 04-27Antonio Gramsci: Italian philosopher / marxist theorist, dies at 46
  • 05-01Snitz Edwards: Actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
  • 05-02Arthur Somervell: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-09Walter Mittelholzer: Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43

Events in year of 1938

  • 01-02Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded
  • 01-03March of Dimes established to fight polio
  • 01-06Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx
  • 01-08Bradman scores 107 for South Australia vs. Queensland (1st innings)
  • 01-11Bradman scores a second innings 113 vs. Queensland after a ton in the 1st
  • 01-11Frances Moulton elected 1st woman President of a US national bank
  • 01-14National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
  • 01-16Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his band were barred from performing
  • 01-17Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman
  • 01-18Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-19GM began mass production of diesel engines
  • 01-21Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance
  • 02-04"Our Town, " by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway
  • 02-04Hitler seizes control of German army and puts Nazi in key posts
  • 02-05Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500m (41.8 seconds)
  • 02-10King Carol II of Romania drives out Dictator Goga
  • 02-11Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • 02-12Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden
  • 02-12German troops entered Austria
  • 02-16US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized
  • 02-171st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
  • 02-19Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
  • 02-20UK Foreign Secretary Eden resigns, says Prime Minister Chamberlain appeased Germany
  • 02-23Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 02-24Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
  • 02-25British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister
  • 02-261st passenger ship equipped with radar
  • 02-26Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
  • 02-26US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • 02-26US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

People born in year of 1938

  • 01-01Bill Emerson: (Rep-R-Missouri, 1981- )
  • 01-02John Considine: Actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • 01-04Louis Krebs Graham: Nashville, Tennessee -- PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
  • 01-05Edwin Elliason: Washington, United States -- US archer (1992 Olympics)
  • 01-05Jim Otto: NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 01-05Juan Carlos I: King of Spain (1975- )
  • 01-05Leo Avery: Abbot of Quarr
  • 01-05Piet Kruiver: Dutch soccer star
  • 01-09Aad Kosto: Dutch theologist / actor / Assistant Secretary of Justice
  • 01-10Francis W "Frank" Mahovlich: Canadian ice hockey player
  • 01-10Ivan Twigden: English contractor / multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • 01-10Willie "Stretch" McCovey: 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • 01-11Fischer S Black, Jr.: Financial theorist
  • 01-11Michael Fenn: Docker / socialist
  • 01-11Narvel Felts: Country singer
  • 01-13Paavo Johannes Heininen: Composer
  • 01-14Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville]: Pianist / songwriter (Ride Your Pony)
  • 01-16Michael Pataki: Youngstown, Ohio -- Actor (Get Christie Love)
  • 01-17John Bellairs: United States -- Sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • 01-19Denny Smith: (Rep-R-Oregon, 1981- )
  • 01-19Eskil Hemberg: Composer
  • 01-23Anatoly Marchenko: Siberia -- Soviet dissident
  • 01-24Julius Arthur Hemphill: Saxophonist
  • 01-25Betico Croes: Arubian politician (Status Aparte)
  • 01-26Margaret Daly: British MEP
  • 01-29Bill Christian: United States -- Ice hockey player (1960 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-30Marcel P A van Dam: Dutch politician / CEO (VARA Radio / TV)
  • 01-30Marlies van Alcmaer [Smal]: Dutch actress / director (Bridge too Far)
  • 01-31Ajip Rosidi: Indonesian poet / writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
  • 01-31James G Watt: Colorado, United States -- US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)

People died in year of 1938

  • 01-03Arthur Boon: Flemish priest / philologist, dies at 54
  • 01-10Willem de Vreese: Flemish linguist, dies at 68
  • 01-17William H Pickering: Astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79
  • 01-28Bernd Rosemeyer: German race car driver, dies at 28
  • 02-06Marianne V von Werefkin: Russ / German / Swiss house painter, dies at 77
  • 02-09Truby King: Pioneer of mothercraft
  • 02-16Otto zur Linde: German Author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
  • 02-18Alida JM Tartaud-Little: Actress (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64
  • 02-18Edward Anseele: Belgian Minister of Rail, dies at 81
  • 02-21Albert Huybrechts: Composer, dies at 39
  • 02-21George Ellery Hale: Astronomer
  • 03-09Sydney Baynes: Composer, dies at 59
  • 03-13Clarence S Darrow: Scopes Monkey Trial attorney, dies in Chicago at 80
  • 03-18Cyril Rootham: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-21Oscar Apfel: Actor (Inspiration), dies at 60
  • 03-27Louis William Stern: German / US philosopher / psychologist, dies at 66
  • 03-31Willem J T Kloos: Dutch Poet / critic (New Guide), dies at 78
  • 04-02Alice Berend: Writer
  • 04-10Nana Annor Adjaye: Pan-Africanist, dies in West Nzima, Ghana
  • 04-12Feodor Chaliapine: Russian Author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
  • 04-16Bertram Wagstaff Mills: Circus proprietor
  • 04-18Richard Runciman Terry: Musicologist
  • 04-19Henry John Newbolt: Poet / Author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • 04-21Muhammad Iqbal: Brt E Indies lawyer / Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
  • 04-26Edmund Husserl: German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
  • 04-27Edmond Rubbens: Belgian Minister to Colonies, dies at 44
  • 05-04Carl von Ossietzky: German pacifist / writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48
  • 05-11Arnold Sauwen: Flemish Poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
  • 05-14Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans: Actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
  • 05-16Stephen Fairbairn: Oarsman / coach