On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1937

Historical Events

  • Mexico nationalizes oil

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerian politician, President of Algeria (1999-2019), born in Oujda, Morocco
  • Denny Crum, American College Basketball & Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Louisville 1971-2001; NCAA C'ship 1980, 86; 6 x Final Fours), born in San Fernando, California

Famous Weddings

D. W. Griffith

Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Wohlgemuth, German composer, dies at 73
1937 Highlights

About March 2, 1937

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces