On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1937

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Prater, American soul singer (Sam & Dave - "Soul Man"), born in Ocilla, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • Sonny Curtis, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Crickets - " I Fought The Law"; solo - "Love Is All Around"), born in Meadow, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air), dies in crash at 43
1937 Highlights

About May 9, 1937

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus