On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Gisela Elsner, German writer (Die Riesenzwerge, Rowohlt), born in Nuremberg, Middle Franconia (d. 1992)
  • Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Rhoda - "Carlton, the doorman"; Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • Ted [Samuel Frederick] Dabney, American engineer, founder of Atari (Pong), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • Torbj√∂rn Hultcrantzn, Swedish jazz double player, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Somervell, English composer, dies at 73
1937 Highlights

About May 2, 1937

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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