What Happened on July 2, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round of England beats Poland's Jadwiga JÄ™drzejowska 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 for her second Wimbledon title

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Berardino, baseball player
  • Polly Holliday, Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)
  • Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

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