my name is Max: 1937

August 5, 2020

So, for today’s post I thought I’d share a little from what was going on in 1937, the year my dad was born. Images are not mine…

Hope you enjoy!

Vintage Made In 1937 I Broke The Mold: Mens Alternative Birthday ...

Made In 1937
I Broke the Mold

1937 Plymouth 4 Door Sedan | Classic Auto Mall
1937 Plymouth
4 door sedan

Average Cost of new house $4,100.00
Average wages per year $1,780.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 10 cents
Average Cost for house rent $26.00 per month
A loaf of Bread 9 cents
A LB of Hamburger Meat 12 cents
Average Price for new car $760.00
Toothpaste 35 cents
Couple of examples of houses advertised for sale:
Port Authur, Texas — 5 room Cottage home and bath in town center $2,250
Mansfield, Ohio —- Colonial Brick Home 6 modern rooms and bath with open fireplace in living room $6,000

1937 Fashion, Clothing Styles
1937 fashion
1930s Men's Suits- History in Pictures | Mens fashion classic ...


Amelia Earhart disappears: over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigation flight

July 2, 1937: Earhart Vanishes Over the Pacific | WIRED
Amelia Earhart

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves premiers: on December 21st at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Looking Back: Snow White's Premiere | The Saturday Evening Post

Daffy Duck premiers: The popular Looney Tunes character Daffy Duck appears for the first time in April in the animated short “Porky’s Duck Hunt.”

Almanac: Daffy Duck - CBS News

Hindenburg bursts into flames: The German airship Hindenburg bursts into flames while attempting to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6.

Eyewitness Account of Hindenburg Disaster - HISTORY

Battle of Shanghai: began in August and was one of the first and costliest battles of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The Hobbit Published: byJ.R.R. Tolkien
First Blood Bank Opens in Chicago
Duke of Windsor Marries Wallis Simpson:
France, June 3

Inside Wallis Simpson's Wedding to the Duke of Windsor
Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson

Actor and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan makes his film debut in “Love Is on the Air.”: played the lead role of “Andy McCaine” opposite June Travis.

Love Is on the Air (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

Golden Gate Bridge officially opens in May: construction began in 1933

Golden Gate Bridge's 1937 debut: An awe-inspiring archive find for ...
Golden Gate Bridge Premier

National Basketball League (NBL) was created: by three corporations: General Electric, Firestone and Goodyear.

Old Age Insurance Benefits: On January 1st One percent of wages Deductions from US employers and Employees to provide Old Age Insurance Benefits (Old Age Pensions)

Born This Year: (good or bad, all a part of history)

Jackie Collins October 4th
Bobby Charlton October 11th
Anthony Hopkins December 31
Shirley Bassey January 8th
Loretta Swit November 4th
Madeleine Albright May 15th — Prague, Czechoslovakia
Warren Beatty March 30th — Richmond, Virginia, U.S
Peter Cook November 19th — Torquay, Devon, England
Bill Cosby July 12th — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Jane Fonda December 21st — New York City, New York, U.S.
Morgan Freeman June 1st — Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Susan Hampshire May 12th — London, England
Dustin Hoffman August 8th — Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jack Nicholson April 22nd — New York City, New York, U.S.
Roger Penske February 20th — Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Colin Powell April 5th — Harlam, New York , U.S.
Vanessa Redgrave January 30th — London, England
Tom Stoppard July 3rd — Zlín, Czechoslovakia
Max Morris June 7 – Hyndman, PA

On June 7, 1937:

  • Benito Mussolini and Galeazzo Ciano became the first recipients of the Order of the German Eagle.
  • Curly Howard, of Three Stooges fame, marries Elaine Ackerman
  • Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier], American actress and 1930s’ sex goddess (Dinner at 8, Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
  • Was on a Monday, 83 yeaars, 1 month and 28 days ago (as of today), was not a leap year
  • Known as the silent generation
  • Is an ox in Chinese zodiac
  • Star sign is Gemini
  • Time magazine publishes the second of the only two known photos taken of the United States Supreme Court in session
One of two photos ever taken of the United States Supreme Court in session
image of the U.S. Supreme court in 1937
Angel Number 1937 Meaning | SunSigns.Org
Angel 1937 wants you to know
that you are doing a great job
at following the right path
and right choices

to read more of my dad’s story, click here

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

8 Comments on “my name is Max: 1937

    • me too! I’d often ask my dad if he remembered… whatever it was that happened that year. He often replied, “like it was yesterday” with a soft chuckle.

      • Yes!
        As you get older
        you remember
        the old times
        but can’t remember
        what just happened
        in real time!

  1. What an incredible year. A friend of mine went to his uncle’s funeral today. His uncle was also born in 1937.

    • Sorry to hear about your friends uncle 🙁
      I’d like to see the prices from back then, today – but I know that will never happen.
      I might do something like this once in a while…pick a year and show case what happened that year.

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