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

But much more happened on December 1937: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1937?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1937 Japan recognizes Franco government of Spain.
  • 04 Dec 1937 ''The Dandy'' comic is first published in Scotland it will still be running .
  • 07 Dec 1937 Russian chess player Aljechin recaptures world title from Max Euwe.
  • 09 Dec 1937 Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing : Japanese troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Asaka Yasuhiko launch an assault on the Chinese city of Nanjing.
  • 10 Dec 1937 Dollar Line's SS President Hoover runs aground off Japanese island of Formosa. All passengers are transferred to the SS President Pierce after four days. The ship is scavenged by the Japanese in 1939.
  • 11 Dec 1937 Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
  • 12 Dec 1937 Japanese aircraft shell and sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologizes and eventually pays US $2.2 million in reparations).
  • 13 Dec 1937 Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing : Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.
  • 14 Dec 1937 Japanese troops conquer / plunder Nanjing
  • 16 Dec 1937 Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
  • 21 Dec 1937 1st feature-length color and sound cartoon premieres (Snow White)
  • 22 Dec 1937 Lincoln Tunnel (New York City, New York) opens to traffic.
  • 23 Dec 1937 First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
  • 24 Dec 1937 Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia.
  • 25 Dec 1937 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio
  • 27 Dec 1937 Mae West performs Adam and Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio
  • 28 Dec 1937 Fascist Octavian Goga becomes Prime Minister of Romania; begins spread of Judaism.
  • 29 Dec 1937 Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1937?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - True Confession
  2. - Nice Work if You Can Get It
  3. - There's a Gold Mine in the Sky
  4. - Sweet Someone
  5. - In the Still of the Night

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Tim Tyler's Luck

Tim Tyler's Luck

Release year: 1937

Directed by: Ford Beebe, Wyndham Gittens

Starring: Frankie Thomas, Frances Robinson, Jack Mulhall, Al Shean

In Old Chicago

In Old Chicago

Release year: 1937

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Alice Brady

Country: United States of America

South Riding

South Riding

Release year: 1937

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn, Ann Todd

The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer

Release year: 1937

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Country: United States of America

You're Only Young Once

You're Only Young Once

Release year: 1937

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden