What Happened in September 1937

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560)
  • Sep 1 Battle of Gijon in Spain begins
  • Sep 2 US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
  • Sep 4 Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
  • Sep 5 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • Sep 6 Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • Sep 8 Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens
  • Sep 8 Yankees trailing 6-1 in 9th, score 8 to beat Boston 9-6
  • Sep 10 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
  • Sep 10 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
  • Sep 11 57th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1)
  • Sep 11 51st U.S. Women's National Championship: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 15 WPA extends L-Taraval streetcar to SF Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)
  • Sep 17 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
  • Sep 18 The first New Zealand State house opens in Miramar

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Sep 21 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sep 22 Forest fire kills 14 & injures 50 in Cody Wyoming
  • Sep 22 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • Sep 23 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
  • Sep 25 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
  • Sep 25 Battle of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
  • Sep 27 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
  • Sep 27 Balinese Tiger declared extinct.

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Sep 28 FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Sep 29 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
  • Sep 30 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Al Geiberger, Red Bluff CA, PGA golfer (1962 Ontario Open)
  • Sep 1 Ron O'Neal, Utica NY, actor (Superfly)

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Sep 2 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Sep 2 Derek Fowlds, British actor
  • Sep 4 Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)
  • Sep 4 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)
  • Sep 5 William Devane, actor (Family Plot, Missles of October), born in Albany, New York
  • Sep 5 Antonio Valentin Angelillo, Argentinian footballer
  • Sep 6 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 6 Jo Anne Worley, Lowell Indiana, comedienne (Laugh-in)
  • Sep 6 John Bernard, Dutch TV weatherman
  • Sep 6 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator
  • Sep 6 Brigid Berlin, American actor
  • Sep 7 George Patrick Reid, schoolkeeper
  • Sep 7 John Phillip Law, actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 7 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 7 Cüneyt Arkın, Turkish film actor
  • Sep 8 Virna Lisi, Italy, actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard)
  • Sep 9 Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
  • Sep 10 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International
  • Sep 10 Paul Martin Palombo, composer
  • Sep 10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • Sep 11 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess/queen of Belgium (1993- )
  • Sep 11 Robert L Crippen, Beaumont Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G)
  • Sep 11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet singer and Russian businessman
  • Sep 12 Daniela Rocca, Sicily, actress (Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas)
  • Sep 12 Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician
  • Sep 12 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer
  • Sep 13 Fred Silverman, broadcasting exec (ABC/NBC/CBS)
  • Sep 13 Don Bluth, American animator
  • Sep 14 Renzo Piano, Italian architect
  • Sep 15 Cynthia Anzolut, Harrisburg PA, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 15 Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Sep 15 Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina
  • Sep 16 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)
  • Sep 16 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Sep 17 Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)
  • Sep 17 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
  • Sep 18 Norman Dinnerstein, composer
  • Sep 19 Abner Haynes, American football player
  • Sep 20 Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician
  • Sep 20 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • Sep 24 Alan Grose, British vice-admiral
  • Sep 25 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer
  • Sep 25 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich
  • Sep 26 Joop Admiral, Dutch actor/director (You Are My Mother)
  • Sep 26 Valentin Pavlov, Soviet politician (d. 2003)
  • Sep 28 Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
  • Sep 28 Edward Applebaum, composer
  • Sep 28 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
  • Sep 29 Alice Mahon, British MP
  • Sep 29 R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey)
  • Sep 30 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)
  • Sep 30 Valentin Vasil'yevich Sil'vestrov, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 28 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • Sep 2 Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74
  • Sep 4 Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
  • Sep 6 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47

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Sep 14 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at 87

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Sep 15 Clifford Heatherley, actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
  • Sep 21 Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • Sep 26 Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • Sep 29 Ray Ewry, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08), dies at 63