What Happened on May 15, 1937

Historical Events

  • 62nd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4

Famous Birthdays

  • (Trinidad) "Trini" Lopez, American singer and guitarist ("If I Had A Hammer"; "Lemon Tree"), and actor (The Dirty Dozen), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2020)
  • Joe Tait, American sports broadcaster (Cleveland Cavaliers [radio], Cleveland Indians [TV & radio]), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • Karin Krog, Norwegian jazz singer and composer, born in Oslo, Norway

Madeleine AlbrightMadeleine Albright (1937-2022)

American diplomat (UN Delegate, 1993-97), and 1st female US Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia


Famous Deaths

  • Phillip Snowden, British politician first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 72
1937 Highlights

About May 15, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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