May 1937 calendar

May 1937

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1937: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1937?


  • 01 May 1937 FDR signs act of neutrality
  • 03 May 1937 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for Gone With the Wind
  • 06 May 1937 Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey (36 die)
  • 07 May 1937 Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.
  • 08 May 1937 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins in 2:03.2.
  • 09 May 1937 Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy took to the airwaves becoming an overnight radio sensation.
  • 10 May 1937 Busmen strike in London
  • 12 May 1937 George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • 15 May 1937 63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4.
  • 21 May 1937 A Soviet station, North Pole-1, becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean.
  • 25 May 1937 First airmail letter to circle the globe returns to New York.
  • 26 May 1937 Dutch Rail NV at law forms
  • 27 May 1937 Golden Gate Bridge, SF, dedicated
  • 28 May 1937 Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic.
  • 30 May 1937 Police kill 10 strikers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago
  • 31 May 1937 1st quadruplets to finish college
  • 12 May 1937 The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom in Westminster Abbey.


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