April 1937 calendar

April 1937

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1937.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1937: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1937?


  • 01 Apr 1937 Aden becomes a British crown colony.
  • 04 Apr 1937 4th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283.
  • 09 Apr 1937 The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London : it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 12 Apr 1937 ''NLRB v. Jones amp Laughlin Steel'': The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the National Labor Relations Act is constitutional.
  • 17 Apr 1937 Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd and Petunia Pig debut.
  • 19 Apr 1937 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20.
  • 20 Apr 1937 A fire in an elementary school in Kilingi-Nõmme, Estonia, kills seventeen students and injures fifty.
  • 22 Apr 1937 New York City college students stage fourth annual peace strike.
  • 26 Apr 1937 Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
  • 27 Apr 1937 1st US social security payment made
  • 28 Apr 1937 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed
  • 30 Apr 1937 General Douglas MacArthur marries Jean Faircloth
  • 01 Apr 1937 The Royal New Zealand Air Force is formed as an independent service.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?