Thursday 17 June 1937
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Maynard and Peter Fitzgerald.
A Day at the Races, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
while The Citadel by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wimbledon.
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1937 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Robert Maynard: American journalist who was the first black national correspondent with the Washington Post in 1967; within ten years he was a journalist of national stature as a reporter, editor and social critic.
- Peter Fitzgerald: Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013).
- Ted Nelson: American sociologist and philosopher.
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