On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Emile Ford, St. Lucian pop singer (first Black male singer to top UK charts - "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?"), and sound engineer, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant), dies at 37
  • William Sealy Gosset, English statistician (Student's t-distribution), dies at 61
1937 Highlights

About October 16, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra