What Happened on July 5, 1937

Historical Events

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

Baseball 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

  • Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • Spam, the luncheon meat is first introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation
1937 History

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
Born in 1937

Famous Deaths

Chester Greenwood (1858-1937)

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

About July 5, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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