October 1937 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)
  • 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 Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician
  • 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

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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 30 Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )

Deaths in History

  • Oct 9 George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
  • 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)