What Happened on July 5, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday

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, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Frouwke J. Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestChester Greenwood

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