On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1937

Historical Events

  • 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12
  • 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
  • Anastasio Somoza García becomes President of Nicaragua
  • Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
  • Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
  • US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
1937 Highlights

About January 1, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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