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1937 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1937
MCMXXXVII
Ab urbe condita 2690
Armenian calendar 1386
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԶ
Assyrian calendar 6687
Bahá'í calendar 93–94
Balinese saka calendar 1858–1859
Bengali calendar 1344
Berber calendar 2887
British Regnal year 1  Geo. 6   2  Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2481
Burmese calendar 1299
Byzantine calendar 7445–7446
Chinese calendar 丙子(Fire  Rat)
4633 or 4573
     to 
丁丑年 (Fire  Ox)
4634 or 4574
Coptic calendar 1653–1654
Discordian calendar 3103
Ethiopian calendar 1929–1930
Hebrew calendar 5697–5698
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1993–1994
 - Shaka Samvat 1858–1859
 - Kali Yuga 5037–5038
Holocene calendar 11937
Igbo calendar 937–938
Iranian calendar 1315–1316
Islamic calendar 1355–1356
Japanese calendar Shōwa 12
(昭和12年)
Javanese calendar 1867–1868
Juche calendar 26
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4270
Minguo calendar ROC 26
民國26年
Nanakshahi calendar 469
Thai solar calendar 2479–2480
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.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Roman numerals, as used today, employ seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value, as follows:

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Friday is any non-leap year that begins on Friday, 1 January, and ends on Friday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is C. The most recent year of such kind was 2010 and the next one will be 2021 in the Gregorian calendar, or, likewise, 2011 and 2022 in the obsolete Julian calendar. The century year, 2100, will also be a common year starting on Friday in the Gregorian calendar. See below for more. Any common year that starts on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday has only one Friday the 13th; The only Friday the 13th in this common year occurs in August. Leap years starting on Thursday share this characteristic, but also have another one in February.

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Events

January

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January 19: Howard Hughes sets record.
January 20: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as US President for his second term. FDR 1944 Color Portrait.jpg
January 20: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as US President for his second term.

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. Birthday Number the letter "J".

February is the second and shortest month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months to have a length of less than 31 days, and the only month to have a length of less than 30 days, with the other seven months having 31 days. This year February has 28 days.

Ohio River flood of 1937 1937 flood

The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, 385 were dead and property losses reached $500 million. Federal and state resources were strained to aid recovery as the disaster occurred during the depths of the Great Depression and a few years after the beginning of the Dust Bowl.

February

Hergé Belgian comics writer

Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums which are considered one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. He was also responsible for two other well-known series, Quick & Flupke (1930–40) and The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko (1936–57). His works were executed in his distinct ligne claire drawing style.

Tintin (character) fictional character by Belgian cartoonist Hergé

Tintin is the titular protagonist of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. He is a reporter and adventurer who travels around the world with his dog Snowy. The character was created in 1929 and introduced in Le Petit Vingtième, a weekly youth supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle. He appears as a young man, around 14 to 19 years old with a round face and quiff hairstyle. Tintin has a sharp intellect, can defend himself, and is honest, decent, compassionate, and kind. Through his investigative reporting, quick-thinking, and all-around good nature, Tintin is always able to solve the mystery and complete the adventure.

<i>The Broken Ear</i> comic book album

The Broken Ear is the sixth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from December 1935 to February 1937. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who pursue the thieves of a South American fetish identifiable by its broken ear. In doing so, he ends up in the fictional nation of San Theodoros, where he becomes embroiled in a war and discovers the Arumbaya tribe deep in the forest.

March

March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second of seven months to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20th or 21st marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where September is the seasonal equivalent of the Northern Hemisphere's March.

<i>Detective Comics</i> title used for two American comic book series

Detective Comics is an American comic book series published by DC Comics. The first volume, published from 1937 to 2011, is best known for introducing the superhero Batman in Detective Comics #27.

Comic book publication of comics art

A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form. Although comics has some origins in 18th century Japan, comic books were first popularized in the United States and the United Kingdom during the 1930s. The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the U.S. in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips, which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term comic book derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; however, this practice was replaced by featuring stories of all genres, usually not humorous in tone.

April

May

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May 6: The Hindenburg disaster occurs.
May 27: The Golden Gate Bridge opens. Golden Gate Bridge 0002.jpg
May 27: The Golden Gate Bridge opens.

June

July

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

August

September

September 17: Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore. Dean Franklin - 06.04.03 Mount Rushmore Monument (by-sa)-3 new.jpg
September 17: Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.

October

November

December

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Walt Disney Snow white 1937 trailer screenshot (13).jpg
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
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January

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Vanessa Redgrave

February

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Gaston Roelants
Rupiah Banda Rupiah Banda.jpg
Rupiah Banda
Harald V of Norway H.M. Kong Harald taler (10308347696)- edit.jpg
Harald V of Norway
Tom Courtenay Tom Courtenay Berlin 2015.jpg
Tom Courtenay

March

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Olusegun Obasanjo Olusegun Obasanjo 2014.jpg
Olusegun Obasanjo
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Benny Paret
Warren Beatty Warren Beatty - 1975.JPG
Warren Beatty

April

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Colin Powell
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Maryanne Trump Barry
Billy Dee Williams Billy Dee Williams 2016.jpg
Billy Dee Williams
Joseph Estrada JosephEstradajf1486.JPG
Joseph Estrada
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George Takei
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Jack Nicholson
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Saddam Hussein

May

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David Waisman
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Trần Đức Lương
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George Carlin
Yvonne Craig Yvonne Craig Batgirl.JPG
Yvonne Craig
Mengistu Haile Mariam Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg
Mengistu Haile Mariam

June

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Morgan Freeman
Keizō Obuchi Keizo Obuchi.jpg
Keizō Obuchi
Robert Coleman Richardson Robert Coleman Richardson.jpg
Robert Coleman Richardson

July

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Queen Sonja of Norway
Ned Beatty Ned Beatty cropped.jpg
Ned Beatty
Lionel Jospin Lionel Jospin, mai 2014, Rennes, France (cropped).jpg
Lionel Jospin
Yoshirō Mori Yoshirō Mori 2017.jpg
Yoshirō Mori
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Ryutaro Hashimoto

August

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Barbara Windsor
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman Quartet avp 2013.jpg
Dustin Hoffman
Gustavo Noboa Gustavo Noboa.jpg
Gustavo Noboa
Francesco Musso Francesco Musso 1960.jpg
Francesco Musso

September

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Dawn Fraser
William Devane William Devane 1974.JPG
William Devane
Fernando de la Rúa Fernando de la Rúa con bastón y banda de presidente.jpg
Fernando de la Rúa
Bob Schul Harald Norpoth, Bob Schul, Bill Dellinger 1964.jpg
Bob Schul

October

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Jackie Collins

November

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Loretta Swit
Marlo Thomas Marlo Thomas - 1968.jpg
Marlo Thomas
Ridley Scott NASA Journey to Mars and “The Martian" (201508180030HQ).jpg
Ridley Scott

December

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Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
Jane Fonda Jane Fonda Cannes 2015.jpg
Jane Fonda
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Maumoon-Abdul-Gayoom.jpg
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
Anthony Hopkins AnthonyHopkins10TIFF.jpg
Anthony Hopkins

Date unknown

  • Cathie Jung, American owner of the smallest waist on a living person (measuring just 15 in.)

Deaths

January

Saint André Bessette Saint André Bessette.jpg
Saint André Bessette

February

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Saint Peter of Jesus Maldonado
George Hassell George Hassell in Becky Sharp.jpg
George Hassell

March

Blessed Concepcion Cabrera de Armida Conchita Cabrera de Armida2.jpg
Blessed Concepcion Cabrera de Armida
H. P. Lovecraft H. P. Lovecraft, June 1934.jpg
H. P. Lovecraft

April

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Sultan Abd al-Hafid of Morocco
Lucy Beaumont Lucy Beaumont.jpg
Lucy Beaumont

May

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Noel Rosa
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Afonso Costa
John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller 1885.jpg
John D. Rockefeller
Lizardo García Lizardo Garcia Sorrroza.jpg
Lizardo García

June

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Jean Harlow
Robert Laird Borden Borden-sm.jpg
Robert Laird Borden
Gaston Doumergue Gaston Doumergue.jpg
Gaston Doumergue
J. M. Barrie James Matthew Barrie00.jpg
J. M. Barrie

July

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George Gershwin
Guglielmo Marconi Guglielmo Marconi.jpg
Guglielmo Marconi
Reverend Nazzareno Formosa Nazzareno Formosa.jpg
Reverend Nazzareno Formosa
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Varnava, Serbian Patriarch

August

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Saint Alexander Hotovitzky
Christos Christovasilis Christos Christovasilis.jpg
Christos Christovasilis

September

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Pierre de Coubertin
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk 1925.PNG
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
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Ray Ewry

October

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Prince Kuni Taka
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Metropolitan Peter of Krutitsy
Ernest Rutherford Ernest Rutherford LOC.jpg
Ernest Rutherford

November

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Ramsay MacDonald
Metropolitan Joseph (Petrovykh) JosephPetrovikh.jpg
Metropolitan Joseph (Petrovykh)
Saint Aleksandr Glagolev Professor Alexandr Glagolev.jpg
Saint Aleksandr Glagolev
Peljidiin Genden Genden.jpg
Peljidiin Genden

December

Prosper Poullet Prosper poullet.jpg
Prosper Poullet
Dimitrie Călugăreanu Calugareanu.jpg
Dimitrie Călugăreanu
Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel 1925.jpg
Maurice Ravel

Nobel Prizes

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1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 957th year of the 2nd millennium, the 57th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1950s decade.

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1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

1939 Year

1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade. This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.

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1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade.

1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1941st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 941st year of the 2nd millennium, the 41st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1940s decade.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1936th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 936th year of the 2nd millennium, the 36th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1930s decade.

1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

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1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1930th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 930th year of the 2nd millennium, the 30th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1930s decade.

1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1934th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 934th year of the 2nd millennium, the 34th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1930s decade.

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1938th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 938th year of the 2nd millennium, the 38th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1930s decade.

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