On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1937

Historical Events

  • German aircraft Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies a new world air speed record for landplanes with piston engines of 610.95 km/h (379.62 mph)
  • Nobel prize for physics awarded to American Clinton Joseph Davisson and Briton George Paget Thomson "for their experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals"

Famous Birthdays

  • Buddy Ace [Jimmie Lee Land], American Texas blues singer, born in Jasper, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
1937 Highlights

About November 11, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio