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1937 Historical Event(s)
- January 19, 1937 – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
- February 11, 1937 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- March 2, 1937 – The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
- May 6, 1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
- June 3, 1937 – The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
- June 14, 1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
- July 8, 1937 – Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
- 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.
- September 10, 1937 – Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
- December 13, 1937 – Nanjing Massacre. Japanese troops begin carrying out several weeks of raping and killing of civilians and suspected Chinese resistance after the fall of Nanjing.
Who Were Born On 1937?
- January 30, 1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
- January 31, 1937 – Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
- March 11, 1937 – Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
- May 12, 1937 – George Carlin, American comedian (d. 2008)
- July 18, 1937 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
- August 4, 1937 – David Bedford, English keyboardist and composer
- October 4, 1937 – Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
- November 15, 1937 – Little Willie John, American singer (d. 1968)
- December 4, 1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor
- December 26, 1937 – Jay Heimowitz, American poker player