On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1937

Historical Events

  • World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce McCandless II, American aviator, electrical engineer and astronaut who made the 1st untethered space walk (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Norma Shaw, English lawn bowler (World Outdoor C'ship gold 1981; Indoor C'ship gold 1997), born in Wakefield, England (d. 2009)
1937 Highlights

About June 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini