What Happened in June 1937

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
  • Jun 1 Prince Konoye becomes Japanese premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Edith Wharton suffers a heart attack and collapses at the French country home of Ogden Codman

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • Jun 3 Josh Gibson HR's just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium (580' drive)
  • Jun 4 Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France
  • Jun 5 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jun 6 Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game
  • Jun 8 World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily
  • Jun 11 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
  • Jun 12 41st US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 13 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jun 13 Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna & Uberevitch
  • Jun 16 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
  • Jun 17 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in NY
  • Jun 19 Franco-troops conquer Bilbao Basques
  • Jun 21 French People's front government-Blum falls

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 25 Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
  • Jun 26 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
  • Jun 30 The world's first emergency call telephone service is launched in London using the number 999.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Morgan Freeman, Academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Jun 1 Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress
  • Jun 2 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Jun 3 Solomon P Ortiz, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • Jun 4 Mortimer B Zuckerman, CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News)
  • Jun 4 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jun 4 Robert Fulghum, American author
  • Jun 4 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Jun 5 Stanley Lunetta, composer
  • Jun 5 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • Jun 7 Neeme Järvi, Estonian conductor
  • Jun 7 Bert sugar, sports writer (Sting like a Bee), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Jun 8 Bruce McCandless II, Cap USN/astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 8 Norma Shaw, English lawn bowler, born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Sven Conrad Stayers, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1962)
  • Jun 9 Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • Jun 10 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], South Bend, Indiana, American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II)
  • Jun 11 Johnny Brown, comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Jun 11 Robin Warren, Australian pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
  • Jun 12 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 12 Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist
  • Jun 13 Eleanor Holmes Norton, lawyer/(Rep-D-DC), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 14 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director
  • Jun 15 Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, cricketer (Indian keeper in 60's)
  • Jun 15 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, born in Leicester (d. 1996)
  • Jun 15 Rolf Riehm, German composer, born in Saarbrücken
  • Jun 15 Waylon Jennings, country singer/guitarist (Ramblin' Man)
  • Jun 16 August Busch III, CEO (Anheuser-Busch, St Louis Cards)
  • Jun 16 Erich Segal, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 16 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsar of Bulgaria
  • Jun 17 Peter Lupus, actor (Mission Impossible)
  • Jun 18 Gail Godwin, US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
  • Jun 18 John D [Jay] Rockefeller IV, (Sen-D-WV, 1985- )
  • Jun 18 Varbara Ann Teer, US actress/director (National Black Theatre Company)
  • Jun 18 Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
  • Jun 20 Jerry Keller, rocker/actor (If Ever I See You Again)
  • Jun 21 Anna Davies, prof of Comparative Philology (Oxford U)
  • Jun 21 John Edrich, cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965)
  • Jun 23 Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland
  • Jun 25 Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)
  • Jun 26 Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor
  • Jun 26 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Jun 27 Joseph P Allen IV, Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)
  • Jun 28 Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Jun 28 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • Jun 28 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 3 Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • Jun 7 Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 Actress Mary Pickford (45) weds actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Louis Vierne, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 4 Donald Eligon, cricketer (Trinidad, nail in his cricket boot), dies
  • Jun 7 Jean Harlow, actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • Jun 11 R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 12 Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
  • Jun 18 Gaston Doumergue, premier/president of France (1913..34), dies
  • Jun 19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • Jun 25 Colin Clive, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Jane Eyre), dies at 39
  • Jun 26 Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64