June 1937 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Prince Konoye becomes Japanese premier
  • 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

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 8 World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily
  • Jun 11 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released

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
  • 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
  • Jun 25 Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 3 Solomon P Ortiz, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • Jun 4 Mortimer B Zuckerman, CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News)
  • Jun 4 Robert Fulghum, American author
  • 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 Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • Jun 10 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 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 18 Gail Godwin, US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
  • Jun 18 John D [Jay] Rockefeller IV, (Sen-D-WV, 1985- )
  • Jun 18 Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
  • Jun 21 Anna Davies, prof of Comparative Philology (Oxford U)
  • Jun 23 Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland
  • Jun 25 Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)
  • Jun 26 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Jun 27 Joseph P Allen IV, Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History

  • 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 26 Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64