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

Baseball 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Ferry, American basketball forward (St. Louis Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets) and executive (GM Washington Bullets; NBA Exec of the Year 1979, 82), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2021)
1937 Highlights

About May 31, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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