On This Day

Historical Events in February 1937

  • Feb 1 Stapleton, Staten Island, becomes a customs-free port

Sports History

Feb 3 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England

  • Feb 4 Jim Margie, Philadelphia, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games

Historic Event

Feb 5 FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed

  • Feb 6 K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer

Historic Event

Feb 8 Maxwell Anderson's "Masque of Kings" premieres in NYC

  • Feb 11 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends
  • Feb 12 Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
  • Feb 13 "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
  • Feb 13 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
  • Feb 13 Boston Redskins receive approval from NFL to move to Washington, D.C; to share baseball's Griffith Stadium with first Washington Senators of the American League
  • Feb 13 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 16 DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace Carothers

Historic Event

Feb 16 Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage" premieres in Paris

  • Feb 20 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 21 Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Arrowbile
  • Feb 21 The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War
  • Feb 24 1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 26 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden's "Ascent of F6" premieres in London
  • Feb 27 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes