What Happened on December 1, 1937

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's anti-war musical "Hooray for What!", starring Ed Wynn and directed by Vincente Minnelli, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre, NYC; runs for 200 performances

Event of Interest

Japan recognizes Spain's Franco government

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Crosse, British contemporary classical composer (Grace of Todd; Purgatory; Changes), and educator, born in Bury, England (d. 2021)
  • Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Latvian politician, 6th President and 1st woman president of Latvia, born in Riga, Latvia
Born in 1937

About December 1, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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