What Happened on July 9, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open 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
  • 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)