What Happened on March 19, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 96th Grand National: Evan Williams aboard Royal Mail wins
  • Astronomer Fritz Zwicky publishes his research on stellar explosion in which he coins the term "supernova" and hypothesizes that they were the origin of cosmic rays
  • Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence "Frogman" Henry, musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
  • Egon Krenz, President of East Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58