March 1937 in history

March 1937 events chronologically

Mar 2 The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry
Mar 8 Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins
Mar 18 The New London School explosion in New London, Texas, kills 300 people, mostly children
Mar 18 Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces defeat the Italians at the Battle of Guadalajara
Mar 18 The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) outside Milan
Mar 21 Ponce Massacre: Nineteen people in Ponce, Puerto Rico, are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed Governor, Blanton C. Winship

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1937

Mar 1 Eugen Doga a Romanian-Moldovan composer.
Mar 2 Abdelaziz Bouteflika an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. As President, he presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002, and he ended emergency rule in February 2011 amidst regional unrest. He has also served as president of the United Nations General Assembly
Mar 6 Valentina Tereshkova a retired Soviet cosmonaut and engineer, and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was only honorarily inducted into the Soviet Air Force and thus she also became the first civilian to fly in space
Mar 8 Juvénal Habyarimana the third President of the Republic of Rwanda, the post he held longer than any other president to date, from 1973 until 1994. He was nicknamed "Kinani", a Kinyarwanda word meaning "invincible"
Mar 19 Egon Krenz a former politician from the German Democratic Republic , who was its last Communist leader. He succeeded Erich Honecker as leader of the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany and head of state in October 1989, but had to resign less than two months later amid the collapse of the communist state
Mar 20 Lois Lowry an American writer credited with more than thirty children's books and an autobiography. She has won two Newbery Medals, for Number the Stars in 1990 and The Giver in 1994. For her contribution as a children's writer, she was a finalist in 2000 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books. Her book Gooney Bird Greene won the 2002 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. In 2007 she received the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her contribution in writing for teens. In 2011 she gave the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture; her lecture was titled "UNLEAVING: The Staying Power of Gold ". She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University in 2014
Mar 30 Warren Beatty an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director.

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1937

Mar 6 Rudolf Otto an eminent German Lutheran theologian and scholar of comparative religion.
Mar 8 Howie Morenz a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played centre for three National Hockey League teams: the Montreal Canadiens , the Chicago Black Hawks, and the New York Rangers. Before joining the NHL, Morenz excelled in the junior Ontario Hockey Association, where his team played for the Memorial Cup, the championship for junior ice hockey in Canada. In the NHL, he was one of the most dominant players in the league and set several league scoring records. A strong skater, Morenz was referred to as the "Stratford Streak" and "Mitchell Meteor" in reference to his speed on the ice
Mar 10 Yevgeny Zamyatin a Russian author of science fiction and political satire. He is most famous for his 1921 novel We, a story set in a dystopian future police state. Despite having been a prominent Old Bolshevik, Zamyatin was deeply disturbed by the policies pursued by the CPSU following the October Revolution. In 1921, We became the first work banned by the Soviet censorship board. Ultimately, Zamyatin arranged for We to be smuggled to the West for publication. The subsequent outrage this sparked within the Party and the Union of Soviet Writers led directly to Zamyatin's successful request for exile from his homeland. Due to his use of literature to criticize Soviet society, Zamyatin has been referred to as one of the first Soviet dissidents
Mar 12 Charles-Marie Widor a French organist, composer and teacher.
Mar 15 H. P. Lovecraft known as H.P. Lovecraft — was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre
Mar 17 Austen Chamberlain a British statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and half-brother of Neville Chamberlain.
Mar 29 Karol Szymanowski a Polish composer and pianist, the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century.