What Happened on December 21, 1937

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", the first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre, Los Angeles

  • Australian cricket spin bowler Bill O'Reilly takes 5-57 to complete match figures of 14-98 as NSW beats South Australia by 33 runs in a Sheffield Shield match in Adelaide
  • Chicago Black Hawks left wing Paul Thompson becomes first player in NHL history to score a goal against his brother; scores on goaltender Cecil Thompson of the Boston Bruins with just 9 seconds left in regulation; Bruins win though, 2-1
1937 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald F. Munson, American politician (Maryland State Senator, 1991-2011), born in Hagerstown, Maryland

Jane FondaJane Fonda (85 years old)

American stage and screen Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress (Barbarella; Klute, 9 to 5), exercist (Jane Fonda's Workout), and political activist, born in NYC, New York

Born in 1937

Famous Deaths

Frank KelloggFrank Kellogg (1856-1937)

American politician and diplomat (US Secretary of State, 1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Kellogg–Briand Pact: Nobel Peace Prize, 1929), dies at 80

  • Ted Healy [Ernest Nash], American vaudeville, stage, and screen actor, comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), and developer of the Three Stooges, dies from complications of alcoholism at 41

About December 21, 1937

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 85 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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