On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Keith [Bennett Keith Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), born in Fort Riley, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • Doug Dillard, American country rock musician (The Dillards, Gene Clark, Dillard & Clark) and actor (Clem-Popeye), born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Ivan Boesky, stockbroker inside trading, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Paul Mefano, French composer, born in Basra, Iraq

Person of interestValentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Vosper, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rome Express), dies at sea at 37
1937 Highlights

About March 6, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces