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1937 Historical Event(s)
- February 11, 1937 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- March 8, 1937 – Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
- May 7, 1937 – Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco’s forces.
- May 27, 1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
- June 14, 1937 – U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.
- August 2, 1937 – The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
- August 13, 1937 – The Battle of Shanghai begins.
- August 14, 1937 – Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when 6 Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases.
- August 24, 1937 – In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
- September 10, 1937 – Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
Who Were Born On 1937?
- January 1, 1937 – Matt Robinson, American actor (d. 2002)
- February 23, 1937 – Tom Osborne, American football coach and politician
- March 21, 1937 – Tom Flores, American Football player
- May 4, 1937 – Mr. Fuji, Former professional wrestler
- May 6, 1937 – Rubin Carter, American boxer
- May 27, 1937 – Allan Carr, American film producer and writer (d. 1999)
- June 18, 1937 – Vitaly Zholobov, Soviet cosmonaut
- July 12, 1937 – Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor
- October 19, 1937 – Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
- October 31, 1937 – Tom Paxton, American singer-songwriter