On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Joop Admiraal, Dutch actor and director (You Are My Mother), born in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Bessie Smith, American blues singer known as the "Empress of the Blues" (recorded over 200 songs), dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, dies at 77
1937 Highlights

About September 26, 1937

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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