On This Day

Historical Events in June 1937

  • Jun 1 Chicago White Sox pitcher Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • Jun 1 Prince Konoye becomes Japanese premier

Historic Event

Jun 1 Edith Wharton suffers a heart attack and collapses at the French country home of Ogden Codman

  • Jun 3 Josh Gibson HR's just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium (580' drive)
  • Jun 4 Léon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France
  • Jun 5 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6

Historic Event

Jun 5 Henry Ford initiates a 32 hour work week

  • Jun 6 Philadelphia Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game

Very Rare Photo of the Supreme Court

Jun 7 Time magazine publishes the second of the only two known photos taken of the United States Supreme Court in session

  • Jun 8 World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily
  • Jun 11 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races", directed by Sam Wood, is released in the US

US Golf Open

Jun 12 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ralph Guldahl wins first of his 2 consecutive US titles, 2 strokes ahead of Sam Snead

Execution

Jun 12 After a one-day show trial, eight Soviet generals are sentenced to death and executed by the NKVD

Baseball Record

Jun 13 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

Victory in Battle

Jun 19 Francisco Franco's troops conquer the Bilbao Basques

  • Jun 19 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Helen Hicks wins the first of her 2 major titles, defeating amateur Bea Barrett 6 & 5 in the final

Music Recording

Jun 19 Second of two legendary recording sessions by Delta Blues musician Robert Johnson with producer Don Law at the Vitagraph Studios, Dallas, Texas

  • Jun 21 French People's Popular Front government of Socialist Léon Blum falls

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Challenger Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in the 8th round at Chicago's Comiskey Park for the world heavyweight boxing title

  • Jun 25 Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
  • Jun 26 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
  • Jun 30 The world's first emergency call telephone service is launched in London using the number 999