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.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1937 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1937
MCMXXXVII
Ab urbe condita2690
Armenian calendar1386
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԶ
Assyrian calendar6687
Baháʼí 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丙子年 (Fire Rat)
4634 or 4427
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4635 or 4428
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

Events edit

January edit

 
January 19: Howard Hughes sets record.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Births edit

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

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Shirley Bassey
 
Nadia Lutfi
 
John Hume
 
Vanessa Redgrave

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Rupiah Banda
 
Harald V of Norway

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Olusegun Obasanjo
 
Benny Paret
 
Warren Beatty

April edit

 
Billy Dee Williams
 
Joseph Estrada
 
Jack Nicholson
 
Saddam Hussein

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George Carlin
 
Yvonne Craig
 
Mengistu Haile Mariam

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Morgan Freeman
 
Simeon II
 
Martti Ahtisaari

July edit

 
Queen Sonja of Norway
 
Lionel Jospin
 
Ryutaro Hashimoto

August edit

 
Manuel Pinto da Costa
 
Dustin Hoffman

September edit

 
Francisco Pinto Balsemão
 
Fernando de la Rúa

October edit

 
Jackie Collins
 
Bobby Charlton

November edit

 
Sir Ridley Scott

December edit

 
Jane Fonda
 
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
 
Sir Anthony Hopkins

Deaths edit

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Saint André Bessette
 
Saint Peter of Jesus Maldonado

February edit

 
George Hassell

March edit

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

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Noel Rosa
 
Afonso Costa

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John D. Rockefeller
 
Lizardo García
 
Jean Harlow

June edit

 
Robert Laird Borden
 
Gaston Doumergue
 
J. M. Barrie

July edit

 
George Gershwin
 
Guglielmo Marconi
 
Reverend Nazzareno Formosa
 
Varnava, Serbian Patriarch

August edit

 
Saint Alexander Hotovitzky
 
Pierre de Coubertin

September edit

 
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
 
Bessie Smith
 
Ray Ewry

October edit

 
Prince Kuni Taka
 
Metropolitan Peter of Krutitsy
 
Ernest Rutherford

November edit

 
Ramsay MacDonald
 
Princess Cecilie
 
Saint Aleksandr Glagolev
 
Peljidiin Genden

December edit

 
Prosper Poullet
 
Dimitrie Călugăreanu
 
Maurice Ravel

Nobel Prizes edit

 

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