On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • England beats Scotland, 6-3 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh to clinch the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown

BattleBattle of Interest

Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor
  • Helmut Recknagel, German 90m ski jump (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jerry Reed, American country music singer (When You're Hot, You're Hot) and actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2008)
  • Joe Rivers, rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
  • Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Vardon, Jersey golfer (6 time British Open champion, US Open 1900), dies of lung cancer at 66