On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1937

Historical Events

  • 117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • Spam, the luncheon meat is first introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Hayward, American author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Frouwke J. Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • Nita Lowey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

Person of interestChester Greenwood

Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), dies at 78

1937 Highlights

About July 5, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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