On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1937

Historical Events

  • 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale), born in Algiers, Algeria (d. 1967)
  • Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith

1937 Highlights

About September 17, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo