On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1937

Historical Events

  • Bus carrying a roller skater troupe to Cincinnati from St.Louis crashes into a bridge abutment in Salem, Illinois, killing 21 people
  • National Gallery of Art established by Congress

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Luxon, British operatic baritone (Owen Wingrave), born in Redruth, England
  • Billy Stewart, American R&B singer ("I Do Love You"; "Summertime"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1970)
  • Erskine Sandiford, Premier of Barbados, 1987-94)
1937 Highlights

About March 24, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries