Today in History for October 1937

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 13 of 13

1st - Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
2nd - FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
5th - Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
7th - Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
10th - NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
13th - A recorded trace of snow in Central Park, NYC
15th - Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published
15th - Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri
21st - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres
21st - Franco-troops occupies Gijon
25th - Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
25th - Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
31st - Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 40 of 40

1st - Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)
1st - Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)
3rd - Boldizsar Csiky, composer
3rd - Eli Jacobs, baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles)
3rd - Ton de Kruyf, composer
4th - Franz Vranitzky, Austria union chancellor (1986- )
4th - Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
4th - Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
5th - Barry Switzer, football coach (Oklahoma)
7th - Col Guest, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1963, scored 11 took 0-59)
7th - Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician
9th - Pat Burke, rocker (Foundations)
10th - Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
11th - Bobby Charlton, English soccer player
11th - Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, cosmonaut
11th - R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
12th - Robert Mangold, American artist
15th - Anthony Hopkins, clinical neurologist
15th - Barry McGuire, singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15th - Linda Lavin, Portland Maine, actress (Alice, Barney Miller)
16th - Emile Ford, rocker
16th - Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
17th - Paxton Whitehead, English actor
19th - Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer
Psychedelic Artist Peter MaxPsychedelic Artist Peter Max (19th) 19th - Peter Max, American psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany
19th - Sean Garrison, actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
19th - Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
20th - Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
20th - Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
21st - Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)
22nd - Tadeas Salva, composer
22nd - Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
24th - Miguel Angel Coria, composer
26th - Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)
27th - Lara Parker, American actress
28th - Lenny Wilkens, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny WilkensNBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens (28th) 29th - Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)
30th - Claude Lelouch, movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
30th - Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )
31st - Tom Paxton, folk singer/songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

5th - Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 8 of 8

9th - August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
9th - George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
15th - James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) dies at 70
16th - Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
19th - Betty Carver, wife of English fieldmarshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
Scientist Ernest RutherfordScientist Ernest Rutherford (19th) 19th - Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66
21st - Betty Carver, wife of Bernard Montgomery, buried
26th - Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)

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