What Happened in October 1937

Historical Events

  • 1st Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

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2nd FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 5th Dutch Minister Carl 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

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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

  • 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), born in Crossett, Arkansas
  • 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, singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • 16th Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
  • 17th Paxton Whitehead, English actor ( Back to School), born in East Malling, Kent
  • 19th Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer

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19th Peter Max, American psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • 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

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28th Lenny Wilkens, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 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

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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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)