1937 Newspapers

If you want to know what happened in 1937 then this is a great place to start. Our collection of authentic newspapers is the largest in the world, and contains over 4 million copies of newspapers from renowned publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Dallas Morning News. A 1937 newspaper can give a fascinating insight into history that history books simply don’t give. By reading an authentic newspaper, you can understand how the events were perceived at the time from first hand accounts of journalists.

1937 was a year of huge political and social change. America was in the depths of an economic crisis, and communism was in full swing throughout Europe – the future was uncertain. Find out what events stood out as the most important of the year with these 1937 newspaper headlines.

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1937 Newspapers

1937 Newspaper Headlines

1937 was an important year in history. Major 1937 events include 17 communists going on trial in Moscow for plotting to overthrow Stalin, the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth in England, and the IRA’s attempted assassination of the king. In more positive news, this was also the year in which Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated cartoon “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was released, instantly capturing the hearts of audiences. 1937 news headlines are filled with fascinating stories that paint a picture of how life was during this time, and provide a captivating insight into the events that have since shaped society.

January 3, 1937
The first ever science fiction convention is held in Leeds, England.

January 19, 1937
Howard Hughes sets a new record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

January 20, 1937
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes swears in Franklin D. Roosevelt for a second term. This is the first time Inauguration Day has occurred on this date, in response to the ratification of the 20th amendment to the Constitution in 1933.

January 23, 1937
Seventeen leading Communists go on trial in Moscow, accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin’s regime and assassinate its leaders.

January 26, 1937
Michigan celebrates its Centennial Anniversary of Statehood.

February 6, 1937
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is published.

February 21, 1937
The first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s ‘Aerobile‘, makes its first flight.

March 18, 1937
The New London School in New London, Texas suffers a catastrophic natural gas explosion in which 295 students and teachers are killed. This is the worst school disaster in American history in terms of lives lost.

April 1, 1937
Aden becomes a British Crown colony and is thus ruled as part of British India.

April 9, 1937
The ‘Kamikaze’ aircraft arrives at Croydon Airport in London; it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.

May 12, 1937
The coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England takes place at Westminster Abbey, London.

May 28, 1937
Conservative Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of Britain.

June 8, 1937
A solar eclipse is visible in the Pacific and Peru. It is the first total solar eclipse to exceed seven minutes in duration for over eight-hundred years.

June 14, 1937
Pennsylvania becomes the first and only state to celebrate Flag Day as an official state holiday.

July 2, 1937
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.

July 28, 1937
The IRA attempts to assassinate King George VI of England with a bomb in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

August 26, 1937
Sino-Japanese War: Japanese aircraft attack a car carrying the ambassador of Great Britain, during a raid on Shanghai.

September 18, 1937
Zora Neale Hurston, African American writer, publishes her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

September 27, 1937
The last Bali tiger dies. Subspecies of the Bali tiger also become extinct.

October 10, 1937
The New York Yankees defeat the New York Giants 4 games to 1 to win their 6th World Series title.

October 15, 1937
To Have and Have Not, 
Ernest Hemingway’s novel, is first published.

November 5, 1937
Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting in the Reich Chancellery and states his plans to acquire “living space” for the German people.

November 9, 1937
Ramsay MacDonald, former Prime Minister of Britain (b. 1866) dies at sea.

December 4, 1937
The first edition of “The Dandy“ is published.

December 21, 1937
Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs“, the first feature-length animated cartoon with sound, opens and becomes an instant hit.

December 28, 1937
Maurice Ravel, French composer of “Bolero“ (b. 1875) dies as a result of a brain injury caused by a car crash.

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