On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1937

Historical Events

  • Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from American federal prison Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Ruscha, American artist (Pop Art), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jim Glaser, American singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), born in Spalding, Nebraska
  • Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • Joyce Bulifant, American actress (Marie- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Newport News, Virginia
1937 Highlights

About December 16, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius