On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1937

Historical Events

  • Gas explosion in school in New London, Texas: 294 die
  • The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
  • Rudi Altig, German cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Haslewood Shannon, English lithographer and painter, dies at 73
1937 Highlights

About March 18, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces