On This Day

October 1937 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Oct 5 Dutch Minister Carl Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
  • Oct 7 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 13 A recorded trace of snow in Central Park, NYC

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 15 Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Francisco Franco's troops occupy Gijon

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Oct 25 Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money
  • Oct 31 Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)
  • Oct 4 Franz Vranitzky, Austria union chancellor (1986- )
  • Oct 4 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
  • Oct 7 Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Oct 11 Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 11 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet (The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele and Other Poems), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Oct 12 Robert Mangold, American minimalist artist, born in North Tonawanda, New York
  • Oct 15 Anthony Hopkins, English clinical neurologist and Director of the Research Unit at the Royal College of Physicians, born in Poole, Dorset (d. 1997)

Person of interestPeter Max

Oct 19 Peter Max, American psychedelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • Oct 20 Emma Tennant, English writer (Pemberley: Or, Pride and Prejudice Continued), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 Pat Williams, American politician (Rep-D-Montana, 1979-93), born in Helena, Montana

Deaths in History

  • Oct 9 George August Alexander Alting von Geusau, Dutch Minister of war (1918-20), dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant), dies at 37
  • Oct 16 William Sealy Gosset, English statistician (Student's t-distribution), dies at 61
  • Oct 19 Betty Carver, wife of English WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, dies

Person of interestErnest Rutherford

Oct 19 Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel Prize 1908), dies at 66

  • Oct 26 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general, serving with the Imperial Russian and then Polish armies, dies at 70