Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1937 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1937
MCMXXXVII
Ab urbe condita2690
Armenian calendar1386
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԶ
Assyrian calendar6687
Bahá'í calendar93–94
Balinese saka calendar1858–1859
Bengali calendar1344
Berber calendar2887
British Regnal yearGeo. 6 – 2 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2481
Burmese calendar1299
Byzantine calendar7445–7446
Chinese calendar丙子(Fire Rat)
4633 or 4573
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4634 or 4574
Coptic calendar1653–1654
Discordian calendar3103
Ethiopian calendar1929–1930
Hebrew calendar5697–5698
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1993–1994
 - Shaka Samvat1858–1859
 - Kali Yuga5037–5038
Holocene calendar11937
Igbo calendar937–938
Iranian calendar1315–1316
Islamic calendar1355–1356
Japanese calendarShōwa 12
(昭和12年)
Javanese calendar1867–1868
Juche calendar26
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4270
Minguo calendarROC 26
民國26年
Nanakshahi calendar469
Thai solar calendar2479–2480
Tibetan calendar阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
2063 or 1682 or 910
    — to —
阴火牛年
(female Fire-Ox)
2064 or 1683 or 911

1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1937th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 937th year of the 2nd millennium, the 37th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1930s decade.

Events

January

Main article: January 1937

January 19: Howard Hughes sets record.
January 19: Howard Hughes sets record.

February

Main article: February 1937

March

Main article: March 1937

April

Main article: April 1937

May

Main article: May 1937

May 6: The Hindenburg disaster occurs.
May 6: The Hindenburg disaster occurs.
May 27: The Golden Gate Bridge opens.

June

Main article: June 1937

July

Main article: July 1937

July 2: Amelia Earhart disappears from New Guinea.
July 2: Amelia Earhart disappears from New Guinea.
July 9: The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.
July 9: The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.

August

Main article: August 1937

September

Main article: September 1937

September 17: Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
September 17: Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.

October

Main article: October 1937

November

Main article: November 1937

December

Main article: December 1937

December 21: Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released, the world's first full-length animated feature film, the first Disney film, and the first film to feature a Disney Princess. The top image shows the Seven Dwarfs singing "Heigh-Ho" while walking on a log. The second top image shows Walt Disney introducing the Seven Dwarfs in the trailer and the bottom images are the trailers.

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Shirley Bassey
John Hume
Vanessa Redgrave

February

Rupiah Banda
Harald V of Norway
Nancy Wilson

March

Olusegun Obasanjo
Benny Paret
Warren Beatty

April

Colin Powell
Billy Dee Williams
Joseph Estrada
Saddam Hussein

May

George Carlin
Yvonne Craig
Mengistu Haile Mariam

June

Morgan Freeman
Simeon II
Martti Ahtisaari

July

Queen Sonja of Norway
Lionel Jospin
Ryutaro Hashimoto

August

Manuel Pinto da Costa
Dustin Hoffman

September

Francisco Pinto Balsemão
Fernando de la Rúa

October

Jackie Collins
Bobby Charlton

November

Ridley Scott

December

Jane Fonda
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
Anthony Hopkins

Unknown

Deaths

January

Saint André Bessette
Saint Peter of Jesus Maldonado

February

George Hassell

March

Blessed Concepcion Cabrera de Armida
H. P. Lovecraft
Sultan Abd al-Hafid of Morocco
Lucy Beaumont

April

Noel Rosa
Afonso Costa

May

John D. Rockefeller
Lizardo García
Jean Harlow

June

Robert Laird Borden
Gaston Doumergue
J. M. Barrie

July

George Gershwin
Guglielmo Marconi
Reverend Nazzareno Formosa
Varnava, Serbian Patriarch

August

Saint Alexander Hotovitzky
Pierre de Coubertin

September

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Bessie Smith
Ray Ewry

October

Prince Kuni Taka
Metropolitan Peter of Krutitsy
Metropolitan Peter of Krutitsy
Ernest Rutherford

November

Ramsay MacDonald
Metropolitan Joseph (Petrovykh)
Saint Aleksandr Glagolev
Peljidiin Genden

December

Prosper Poullet
Dimitrie Călugăreanu
Maurice Ravel

Nobel Prizes

References

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  2. ^ "Amelia Earhart | Biography, Disappearance, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  3. ^ League of Nations Mandates – Palestine: Report of the Palestine Royal Commission. July 1937. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  4. ^ Schechtman, Joseph B. (1949). Population Transfers in Asia. New York: Hallsby Press. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  5. ^ Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (subsequently, commonly referred to using the modern spelling as the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937)
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  7. ^ Shearer, Stephen Michael (2010). Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr. Thomas Dunne Books. pp. 52–56. ISBN 978-1-250-04183-8.
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