What Happened on April 29, 1937

Historical Events

  • Symbolic 'Golden Rivet', completing the Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, is driven (later replaced with a more structurally sound steel version)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill Paton Walsh, English writer (Peter Wimsey series, Knowledge of Angels), born in London, England (d. 2020) [1]
  • Lefty Dizz [Walter Williams], American Chicago-style blues guitarist and singer, born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Wallace Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), commits suicide at 41
  • William Gillette, American stage and silent film actor (Sherlock Holmes), and playwright (Secret Service), dies at 83
1937 Highlights

About April 29, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus