On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1937

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), born in Ocilla, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • Sonny Curtis, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (the Crickets, I fought the Law), born in Meadow, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air), dies in crash at 43