On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1937

Historical Events

  • Stapleton, Staten Island, becomes a customs-free port

Famous Birthdays

  • (Isaac) Don Everly, American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"; "When WIll I Be Loved"), born in Brownie, Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), born in Chickasaw, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Tony Waiters, English soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Blackpool) and manager (Canada, Plymouth Argyle, Vancouver Whitecaps), born in Southport, England (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Marguerite Audoux, French novelist, dies at 73
1937 Highlights

About February 1, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius