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This article is a date listing important or significant events that happened (or will happen) on events for the year 1937


Ongoing Events: The American economy took a sharp downturn in mid-1937, lasting for 13 months through most of 1938. Industrial production declined almost 30 percent, and production of durable goods fell even faster. Unemployment jumped from 14.3% in May 1937 to 19.0% in June 1938.


  • February 5Shelton Fife (aged 47), as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Richmond while on a business trip, he had been a member of the Charlottesville City Council, from 1932 to 1936.



  1. Web. Thanksgiving to Start in Stores, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, November 19, 1937, retrieved November 19, 2022. Print. November 19, 1937 page 2.