On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Art Neville, American funk and R&B singer, keyboard player, and songwriter (Neville Brothers; The Funky Meters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Calvin Waller, US Army general (d. 1996)
  • John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)
  • Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72
1937 Highlights

About December 17, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius