What Happened in October 1937

Historical Events

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

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Oct 5 Dutch Minister Carl Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
  • Oct 7 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 10 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
  • Oct 13 A recorded trace of snow in Central Park, NYC

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Oct 15 Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published

  • Oct 15 Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri
  • Oct 21 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres
  • Oct 21 Franco-troops occupies Gijon
  • Oct 25 Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
  • Oct 25 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
  • Oct 31 Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)
  • Oct 1 Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)
  • Oct 3 Boldizsar Csiky, composer
  • Oct 3 Eli Jacobs, baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Oct 3 Ton de Kruyf, composer
  • Oct 4 Franz Vranitzky, Austria union chancellor (1986- )
  • Oct 4 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
  • Oct 5 Barry Switzer, football coach (Oklahoma), born in Crossett, Arkansas
  • Oct 7 Col Guest, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1963, scored 11 took 0-59)
  • Oct 7 Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician
  • Oct 9 Pat Burke, rocker (Foundations)
  • Oct 10 Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
  • Oct 11 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player
  • Oct 11 Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, cosmonaut
  • Oct 11 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
  • Oct 12 Robert Mangold, American artist
  • Oct 15 Anthony Hopkins, clinical neurologist
  • Oct 15 Linda Lavin, Portland Maine, actress (Alice, Barney Miller)
  • Oct 16 Emile Ford, singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 16 Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
  • Oct 17 Paxton Whitehead, English actor ( Back to School), born in East Malling, Kent
  • Oct 19 Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer

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

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • Oct 19 Sean Garrison, actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
  • Oct 20 Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Oct 20 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • Oct 21 Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)
  • Oct 22 Tadeas Salva, composer
  • Oct 22 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • Oct 24 Miguel Angel Coria, composer
  • Oct 26 Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)
  • Oct 27 Lara Parker, American actress

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Oct 28 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
  • Oct 29 Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)
  • Oct 30 Claude Lelouch, movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
  • Oct 30 Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )
  • Oct 31 Tom Paxton, folk singer/songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 9 George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
  • Oct 15 James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) dies at 70
  • Oct 16 Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  • Oct 19 Betty Carver, wife of English WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, dies

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Oct 19 Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

  • Oct 26 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)