On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1937

Historical Events

  • Works Progress Administration (WPA) extends L-Taraval streetcar line to San Francisco Zoo, at Sloat Blvd (San Francisco, California)

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando de la RĂșa, Argentine politician, 51st President of Argentina (1999-2001), born in , Argentina (d. 2019)
  • Les Braid, British bassist (Swinging Blue Jeans - "Hippie-Hippie Shake), born in West Derby, Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist (1995 Nobel Prize for Economics for rational expectations theory), born in Yakima, Washington
  • Tony Yates, American college basketball point guard (National C'ship 1961, 62; Cincinnati Bearcats) and head coach (Cincinnati 1983-89), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Clifford Heatherley, English actor (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
1937 Highlights

About September 15, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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