On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1937

Historical Events

  • 1st quadruplets to finish college (Baylor University)
  • German warships bombard Almeria, Spain
  • Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw and riding mechanic 'Jigger' Johnson win race from Ralph Hepburn by 2.16 seconds, closest finish to that point; Johnson last winning riding mechanic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Second largest crowd in Polo Grounds history (61,756) sees Brooklyn Dodgers beat NY Giants, 10-3, ending Carl Hubbell's record consecutive-game winning streak at 24

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell

Famous Birthdays

  • Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russian cosmonaut
1937 Highlights

About May 31, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini