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1937 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1937

Ab urbe condita 2690
Armenian calendar 1386
Bahá'í calendar 93 – 94
Buddhist calendar 2481
Coptic calendar 1653 – 1654
Ethiopian calendar 1929 – 1930
Hebrew calendar 5697 5698
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1992 – 1993
 - Shaka Samvat 1859 – 1860
 - Kali Yuga 5038 – 5039
Holocene calendar 11937
Iranian calendar 1315 – 1316
Islamic calendar 1355 – 1356
Japanese calendar Shōwa


(昭和 12年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2597
Julian calendar 1982
Korean calendar 4270
Thai solar calendar 2480
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Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.

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January 19: Howard Hughes sets record.

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  • August 2 – The Marihuana Tax Act Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (Aug. 2, 1937), is a significant bill on the path that will lead to the criminalization of cannabis. It was introduced to U.S. Congress by Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger. (The Act is now commonly referred to using the modern spelling as the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.)
  • August 5 – The Soviet Union commences one of the largest campaigns of the Great Purge, to "eliminate anti-Soviet elements." Within the following year, at least 724,000 people are killed on order of the troikas, directed by Joseph Stalin. This was an offensive that targeted social classes (such as the kulaks), ethnic or racial backgrounds which were seen as non-Russian, and Stalin's personal opponents from the Communist Party and their sympathizers.
  • August 6Spanish Civil War: Falangist artillery bombards Madrid.
  • August 8Japan occupies Beijing.
  • August 26Sino-Japanese War: Japanese aircraft attack the car carrying the ambassador of Great Britain during a raid on Shanghai.

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

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People of the year 1937 at Familypedia

69 people were born in 1937

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Maury Apatow (1937)Leo Apatow (1910-1987)Belle Zegansky (1916-1997)
Frederick Earle Atkinson (1937-2007)Percy H. Atkinson (1912-1993)Luella Shirai (1914-1994)
Susan Aubert (1937-1997)Andrew Aubert (1913-1979)Glenda Williams (1913-1989)
Romas Batūra (1937-)
Susan Antonia Bazley (1937)Anthony Gardner Bazley (1911-1937)Anne Hotham (1913)
Dr. Paul Frank Bedell, Sr. (1937-2015)Paul Lyons BedellMazie Price Bedell
Audrey Bennewitz (1937-1995)Johann Bennewitz (1900-1970)Stephanie Nakos (1903-1969)
Francine Bento (1937-2016)Joaquin Bento (1903-1967)Nadine Hagman (1907-1986)
Birgitta av Sverige (1937-)Gustaf Adolf av Sverige (1906-1947)Sibylla von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1908-1972)
Janet Brickell (1937-1999)Walter Ratcliffe Brickell (1904-1969)Margaret Heapp Drummond (1902-1992)
Eduardo Brillantes (1937-2006)Francisco Brillantes (1892-1981)Josefina Madrid (1902-1976)
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst (1937)Marius Jacobus Brinkhorst (1902-1943)Françoise Laurence Wilhelmina Holboom (1901-1981)
Robert Eugene Canfield (1937-)Albert Hugh Canfield (1910-1990)Alice Marie Henry (1913-1996)
Virginia Anne Stein (1937-2009)Walter Stein (1898-1971)Marie Agnes Straub (1895-1960)
Gheorghe I. Cantacuzino (1937)Ion Filotti-Cantacuzino (1908-1975)Elena Warthiadi (1912-2001)
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36 children were born to the 31 women born in 1937

249 people died in 1937

 FatherMotherAge at death
Jedediah Grant Adair (1859-1937)George Washington Adair (1818-1897)Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912)
Sophia Ahrens (1859-1937)Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891)Sophia Fischer (c1826-1886)
Elizabeth Albury (1850-1937)John Albury (1823-1855)Mary Ann Masters (1822-1901)87
Richard Aldrich (1863-1937)Elisha Smith Aldrich (1836-1905)Anna Elizabeth Gladding (1837-1897)
Byron Harvey Allred (1870-1937)ฺByron Harvey Allred (1847-1912)Phoebe Irene Cook (1852-1913)
Edsil Myron Allred (1860-1937)Joseph Anderson Allred (1831-1891)Rhoda Ann Palmer (1834-1879)
Graziella Amato (1865-1937)
Johanna Helena Anderson (1861-1937)Elias Andersson (1837-1885)Beata Jakobsdotter Welin (1831-1925)76
James Andrus (1860-1937)James Andrus (1835-1914)Laura Altha Gibson (1837-1905)
John Macquarie Antill (1866-1937)John Macquarie Antill (1822-1900)Jessie Hassall Campbell (1834-1917)
Vincent West Ardern (1866-1937)Samuel Ardern (1836-1914)Florence West (1837-1914)
Rebecca Frances Ashcroft (1854-1937)Henry Ashcroft (1827-1896)Rebecca Frances Taber (1830-1902)
Albert Ashley (1894-1937)Delphis Philip Lafrenier (1864-1945)Delena S. Valley (1868-1929)
Elizabeth Avery (1850-1937)James Avery (c1814-1875)Catherine Heaslip (c1825-1904)87
John Back (1860-1937)William Back (1822-1901)Susannah Stockwell (1826-1921)77
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12716 people lived in 1937

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Hubert Charles Titus Aaron (1919-1941)Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Janet Abbot (1910-1970)
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Events of the year 1937 at Familypedia

117 people were married in 1937.

 Joined with
Rulon Clark Allred (1906-1977)
Homer Edward Ambrose (1900-1977)Flora Ethel Wood (1906-2003)+Dorothy Dora Teer (1908-1978)+Flora Ethel Wood (1906-2003)
Loran Wallace Armagost (1914-2002)Catherine Doris Owen (1916-2002)
Joseph Barak (1907-1987)Hannah Sandler (1902-1971)
Donald Henry Bauer (1900-1962)Lila Flanagan (1906-) +Laurel Glazier (1907-1999)
William Burke Belknap (1885-1965)Helen Clark Strong (c1885-) + Edith Mary Clarke (c1885-)
William Henry Bennett (1897-1984)Winifred Green
Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman (1913-1982)Cornelia Helena Vlietman (1911-2003)+Cornelia Hendriks (1923-2006)
Jonathan Fleming Robert Boadle (1886-1962)Winifred Knightley Parker (1890-1927)+Helen Isabella Maule Crombie (1904-1952)
Harold James Bray (1905-?)Dorothy Aileen Hodgson (c1915-2010)
Benjamin Brewster (1860-1941)Stella Yates (1866-1929) + Mary Phillips (1884-1941)
Kathleen Doris Bunker (1906-1977)Donald Allan Elijah Bowra (1911-2002)
Catherine Shannon Carey (1896-1969)Gordon Augustus Lara Cramp (1894-1935)+Benjamin Walter Bright (bef1937-)
Leah Collings (1895-1985)Alondus Lafayette Pack (1876-1933) + True Bradford Hatch (1881-1963) + Gustav Torvald Larson (1891-1992)
Spencer Clausen Condie (1909-1998)Josie Peterson (1912-2008)
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There were 0 military battles in 1937.

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