Monday 28 June 1937
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marcel Bescos and Tom Magliozzi.
Wee Willie Winkie, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
while And So-Victoria by Vaughan Wilkins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wimbledon.
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- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Tom Magliozzi: American auto mechanic and radio show host; with his brother Ray, host of "Car Talk".
- Marcel Bescos: France sport Champion.
- Richard Bright: American actor (Born 1937).
- Fernand Labrie: Canadian endocrinologist and academic.
- Ron Luciano: American baseball player and umpire (d. 1995).
- Max Adler: Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64.
- Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established in the United States, superseding the Emergency Conservation Work program.
- June ndash Picasso completes his painting ''Guernica''.
- June/July ndash The Dáil Éireann debates and passes the draft new Constitution of Ireland, which is then submitted for public approval by plebiscite.
- The Gestapo arrests pastor Martin Niemöller.
- In a referendum the people of the Irish Free State accept the new Constitution by 685,105 votes to 527,945.
- First alleged sighting of the White River Monster.
- Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
- A guard takes his place at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, DC continuous guard has been maintained there ever since.
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