On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1937

Historical Events

  • 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lawry AM, Australian cricket batsman and captain (67 Tests, 5,234 runs @ 47.15, 13 x 100s) and broadcaster (9 Network), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1962, 63, 64; Stanley Cup 1962, 63, 64, 67; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
  • Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist, and singer ("Hello My Darling"), born in Welsh, Louisiana (d. 2010)
1937 Highlights

About February 11, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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