On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1937

Historical Events

Sports History

Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice and replaces his 40 oz bat with a 36 oz one

  • Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye
  • William H. Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Pearl Jones, American 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Wayne Embry, American Basketball HOF center (5 x NBA All Star; NBA C'ship 1968 Boston Celtics) and executive (NBA Executive of the Year 1992 Cleveland Cavs, 1998 Toronto Raptors), born in Springfield, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Relf, English cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide at 52
1937 Highlights

About March 26, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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