On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Sedgemore, British MP (Labour Party 1974-79 and 1983-2005), born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • Daffy Duck, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Duck Hunt"
  • Eduard Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Werkhopeniye, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive (Volkswagen Group), born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Yi Sang, Korean author and poet (Dying Words, Wings, Child’s Bone), dies of tuberculosis in a Japanese prison camp at 26
1937 Highlights

About April 17, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries