On This Day

Events in Music in 1937

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as a club officer, opens for racing

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Dutch Django Reinhardt's "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 21 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour

  • Nov 27 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • Dec 25 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio