On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Henry Cotton wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of fellow Englishman Reg Whitcombe

Famous Birthdays

  • Clemon Daniels, American football halfback and AFL player of year 1963 (Oak, Dallas, San Francisco), born in McKinney, Texas

Person of interestDavid Hockney

David Hockney, English artist (Pop Art), born in Bradford, England

  • Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)