On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1937

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Neutrality Act, banning travel on belligerent ships and imposes an arms embargo on warring nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), born in SkellefteĆ„ (d. 2018)
  • Roger Brown, College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Maryland Eastern Shore; 6 x Pro-Bowl; Detroit Lions, LA Rams), born in Surry County, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • Una Stubbs, English actress (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Welwyn Garden City

Famous Deaths

  • Snitz Edwards [Edward Neumann], Hungarian-American stage and silent film actor ("Phantom of the Opera"; "College"), dies at 69
1937 Highlights

About May 1, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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