On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1937

Historical Events

  • Constitution of Ireland (Irish: Bunreacht na hÉireann) is enacted and Irish free state is named Eire

Pro Wrestling

Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win NWA World heavyweight title - youngest ever

  • Pan Am starts service between San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Steele, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire

Famous Deaths

  • Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)
1937 Highlights

About December 29, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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