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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.
- 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 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- April 1, 1937 – Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
- April 9, 1937 – The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
- May 3, 1937 – Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
- 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.
- May 28, 1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.
- September 6, 1937 – Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
- October 1, 1937 – The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
Who Were Born On 1937?
- February 8, 1937 – Manfred Krug, German actor
- June 20, 1937 – Jerry Keller, American pop singer and songwriter
- June 23, 1937 – Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish statesman, Nobel laureate
- June 26, 1937 – Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- June 27, 1937 – Kirkpatrick Sale, American author
- July 11, 1937 – Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
- November 6, 1937 – Eugene Pitt, American singer (The Jive Five)
- December 4, 1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor