On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Constitution of Ireland (Irish: Bunreacht na hÉireann) is enacted and Irish free state is named Eire
  • Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Ass.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)