On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Darwin Joston, American actor (Assault on Precinct 13), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 1998)

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGustaf Dalén

[Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), dies at 68

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén

1937 Highlights

About December 9, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius