What Happened in 1937

Significant Events

  • Feb 5 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released
  • Apr 28 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am
  • May 3 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"
  • Jul 7 Japanese & Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War
  • Jul 31 Politburo enables Operative Order 00447: execute 193,000 Russians
  • Aug 2 Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal
  • Aug 13 Second Sino-Japanese War: Japanese forces begin the Battle of Shanghai, a conflict that will last 3 months and involve 1 million troops
  • Nov 5 Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war
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Did You Know?

Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.

On April 12, 1937


World Leaders in 1937

Famous People in 1937

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 28 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore
  • Dec 9 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage
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