On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1937

Historical Events

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

Battle of Interest

Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain

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

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

1937 Highlights

About March 20, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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