On This Day

September 1937 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 4th Chicago College All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Green Bay, 6-0; 84,560 at Soldier Field
  • Sep 1 Battle of Gijon in Spain begins
  • Sep 2 US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
  • Sep 5 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls
  • Sep 6 Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco
  • Sep 8 Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 President Franklin D. Roosevelt bans US ships from trading arms with China or Japan

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Sep 15 WPA extends L-Taraval streetcar to SF Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)
  • Sep 18 The first New Zealand State house opens in Miramar
  • Sep 22 Forest fire kills 14 and injures 50 in Cody, Wyoming
  • Sep 22 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • Sep 22 Date celebrated as the first International Hobbit Day and the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins
  • Sep 25 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
  • Sep 25 Battle of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
  • Sep 27 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
  • Sep 27 Balinese Tiger declared extinct.
  • Sep 28 FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tula Oblast, Russia
  • Sep 6 Jo Anne Worley, American comedienne (Laugh-in), born in Lowell, Indiana
  • Sep 6 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator, born in Sant Mateu, Spain
  • Sep 10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author (Guns, Germs and Steel), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 11 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess and Queen of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
  • Sep 11 Robert Crippen, American astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Sep 14 Renzo Piano, Italian architect (Whitney Museum of American Art), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Sep 15 Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Sep 15 Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina
  • Sep 17 Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale), born in Algiers, Algeria (d. 1967)
  • Sep 20 Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician (Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden 1994-2002), born in Råda, Härryda Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
  • Sep 24 Alan Grose, British vice-admiral
  • Sep 26 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2003)
  • Sep 28 Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
  • Sep 29 R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey)
  • Sep 30 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 3 Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith

Divorces in History

  • Sep 28 Martha Raye (21) divorces Hamilton "Bud" Westmore (19) on the basis of extreme cruelty

Deaths in History

  • Sep 10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • Sep 13 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (Pigs is Pigs), dies at 67

Person of interestTomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Sep 14 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at 87

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Sep 21 Henri Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie), dies at 72
  • Sep 26 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, dies at 77