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1937 Historical Event(s)
- January 23, 1937 – In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin’s regime and assassinate its leaders.
- January 25, 1937 – The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
- February 11, 1937 – A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers Union.
- March 18, 1937 – The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
- April 30, 1937 – The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
- June 14, 1937 – U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.
- June 15, 1937 – A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.
- November 9, 1937 – Japanese troops take control of Shanghai, China.
- December 4, 1937 – The first issue of the children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, is published, one of the first to use speech balloons.
Who Were Born On 1937?
- January 21, 1937 – Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
- February 9, 1937 – Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- June 18, 1937 – John D. Rockefeller IV, American politician
- June 28, 1937 – Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
- July 22, 1937 – Chuck Jackson, R&B singer
- August 16, 1937 – David Behrman, US composer and producer
- September 5, 1937 – William Devane, American actor
- September 13, 1937 – Don Bluth, American animator
- September 28, 1937 – Alice Mahon, English politician and labor leader
- December 23, 1937 – Edward Irving Wortis, American author