On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1937

Historical Events

  • US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Fowlds, British actor (Yes Minister, The Basil Brush Show), born in London, England (d. 2020)

Person of interestPeter Ueberroth

Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

Famous Deaths

  • Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee), dies of heart attack at 74
1937 Highlights

About September 2, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo