What Happened on July 2, 1937

Historical Events

Historic Event

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear flying over the Pacific Ocean en route to Howland Island. Noonan is declared dead the following year, and Earhart is declared the year after (1939)

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats Germany's Gottfried von Cramm 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 for first of back-to-back titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Dee [David] Palmer, English keyboard player and composer (Jethro Tull, 1972-80), born in Hendon, London
  • Dick Berardino, baseball player
  • Polly Holliday, Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)

Richard Petty

Richard Petty, American auto racer (7 x NASCAR Championship, 7 x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina


Famous Deaths

  • Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
1937 Highlights

About July 2, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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