What Happened in July 1937

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Britain begins using 999 emergency phone number
  • Jul 1 Rev Martin Niemöller (Bekennende Kirche) arrested in Germany

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Jul 1 Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jul 2 57th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats G von Cramm (6-3 6-4 6-2)

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Jul 2 Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

  • Jul 2 50th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats J Jędrzejowska (6-2 2-6 7-5)
  • Jul 5 117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
  • Jul 5 Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game & 2 in 2nd game

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Jul 5 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jul 5 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • Jul 5 Spam, the luncheon meat is first introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation
  • Jul 7 5th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 8-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash
  • Jul 7 Japanese & Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War
  • Jul 9 72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • Jul 10 Dutch Django Reinhardts "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"
  • Jul 12 -13) Tupolev ANT-25 non-stop flight Moscow to San Jacinto Calif
  • Jul 15 Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
  • Jul 15 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
  • Jul 19 Entartete Art Fair opens in Munich
  • Jul 19 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • Jul 22 Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 US Senate rejects FDR's proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 23 Isolation of pituitary hormone announced (Yale University)
  • Jul 24 Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
  • Jul 25 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
  • Jul 26 End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Jul 27 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 28 Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
  • Jul 28 Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
  • Jul 29 Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
  • Jul 29 Tongzhou Incident: East Hopei Army mutinies against Japanese troops and civilians
  • Jul 30 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
  • Jul 31 Politburo enables Operative Order 00447: execute 193,000 Russians

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Ebrahim I Ebrahim, South African ANCer/Umkhonto we Sizwe-leader
  • Jul 2 Dick Berardino, baseball player
  • Jul 2 Polly Holliday, Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)
  • Jul 2 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina

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Jul 3 Tom Stoppard, Czech playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • Jul 4 Hector Palma, horse trainer
  • Jul 4 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • Jul 5 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Frouwke J Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • Jul 5 Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Jul 6 Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 6 Ned Beatty, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jul 6 Tony Lewis, cricketer (England batsman, captain 1972-73)
  • Jul 6 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), born in Gorky, Russia
  • Jul 7 Carroll Hubbard Jr, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1975-93), born in Murray, Kentuckey
  • Jul 8 Barbara Ann Loden, actress (Ernie Kovac's Show)
  • Jul 9 Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback (Oak, Dallas SF)
  • Jul 9 David Hockney, Bradford England, artist (Pop Art)
  • Jul 9 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • Jul 10 Sandy Stewart, singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 11 Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer

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Jul 12 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Jul 12 Mickey Edwards, (Rep-R-OK, 1977- )
  • Jul 12 Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
  • Jul 12 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
  • Jul 13 Charles Coody, Stamford TX, PGA golfer (1971 Masters)
  • Jul 14 Khalid Hassan, Pak cricket leg-spinner (took 2-116 at 16 in only Test)
  • Jul 14 Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician
  • Jul 16 Richard Bryan, (Sen-D Nevada)
  • Jul 17 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
  • Jul 18 Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
  • Jul 19 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 19 Larry Boxx, founder (Land B Computer Serv)
  • Jul 19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 20 Ken Ogata, Japanese actor
  • Jul 22 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • Jul 22 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
  • Jul 22 Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Jul 23 Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
  • Jul 23 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jul 24 Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
  • Jul 24 Barry Lloyd Vercoe, composer
  • Jul 24 Quinlan Terry, architect
  • Jul 25 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
  • Jul 27 Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Jul 27 Chuck Jackson, Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry)
  • Jul 27 Don Galloway, Brooksville Ky, actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside)
  • Jul 27 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator
  • Jul 28 Peter Duchin, American pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 28 Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
  • Jul 29 Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • Jul 31 Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-56)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Actress Ingrid Bergman (21) weds dentist Petter Aron Lindström

  • Jul 11 Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
  • Jul 5 Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), dies at 78
  • Jul 9 Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
  • Jul 10 Attilio Brugnoli, composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 10 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • Jul 11 George Gershwin, American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • Jul 15 Walter Gay, artist, dies
  • Jul 17 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)

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Jul 20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Jul 22 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • Jul 26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • Jul 28 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 28 Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
  • Jul 31 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85