September 1937 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Battle of Gijon in Spain begins
  • Sep 2 US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
  • 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 15 WPA extends L-Taraval streetcar to SF Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)
  • Sep 18 The first New Zealand State house opens in Miramar
  • 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 25 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
  • Sep 25 Battle of of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
  • Sep 27 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
  • Sep 27 Balinese Tiger declared extinct.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Birthdays in History

  • 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 7 George Patrick Reid, schoolkeeper
  • Sep 9 Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
  • 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 12 Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician
  • Sep 13 Don Bluth, American animator
  • Sep 14 Renzo Piano, Italian architect
  • Sep 15 Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Sep 15 Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina
  • Sep 17 Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)
  • Sep 20 Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician
  • Sep 24 Alan Grose, British vice-admiral
  • Sep 26 Valentin Pavlov, Soviet politician (d. 2003)
  • Sep 28 Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
  • 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)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Author Muriel Spark
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

Divorces in History

  • Sep 28 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore

Deaths in History

  • Sep 10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 21 Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer, dies at 72