Pop Culture Madness!

1937 Trivia

<< - 1936
World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
NFL Champions:
Washington Redskins
Stanley Cup Champs:
Detroit Red Wings
U.S. Open Golf:
Ralph Guldahl
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
J. Donald Budge/Anita Lizana
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Don Budge/Dorothy Round
NCAA Football Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
War Admiral
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Josephine Baker, Joan Blondell, Claudette Colbert, Olivia de Havilland, Betty Grable, Hedy Lamarr, Myrna Loy, Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Lana Turner
"The Quotes"
"Either he's dead, or my watch has stopped" - Groucho Marx in A Day At The Races

"Oh The Humanity" - Radio Reporter Herbert Morrison, on the scene of the Hindenburg disaster.

Bob Marley's Redemption song refrain "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free the mind" quotes a speech given in Nova Scotia by African American civil rights activist Marcus Garvey in 1937.

Time Magazine's Men of the Year
Chiang Kai-shek
Soong May-ling
Miss America:
Bette Cooper (Bertrand Island, NJ)
The Scandals:

Movie Star Death: Marie Prevost (malnutrition)

Heroic Person Death: Amelia Earhart (plane lost flying over the Pacific Ocean)

1937 Pop Culture News:
HEADLINE: The Hindenburg(LZ 129) is the Greatest Airship, EVER!*
*Hindenburg Update: It burned and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6th. 36 people died in the accident.
Safety Tip - use helium to float things, not hydrogen.

After 4 years, on May 28, 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opened. Pedestrians were allowed a day earler, on May 27th.

Disney's Snow White became the biggest film of all time (at least until 'Gone With The Wind' Came out in 1939.) The previous holder for that title was the controversial 'Birth of a Nation' (1915)

Hewlett-Packard was founded. The first big job for the young company was Disney, for Fantasia. Although intially a manufacturer of mesurement instruments, they entered the computer industry in the 1960s.

Hector Boiardi started canning his great pasta sauce in 1937.
You probably know him better as Chef Boyardee.

From the family home recipe of Giovanni and Assunta Cantisano, Ragu spaghetti sauce hit the store shelves.

Ray-Ban sunglasses were made for U.S. Air Force pilots in 1936, and were such a hit that they began to be sold to the public in 1937. The brand has been featured in many films.

They say that Picasso's greatest work was Guernica, which he painted in 1937. It was over 11 feet high and 25 feet wide. Here is a very small picture of this famous work:

1st appearances & 1937's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
KIng's Men Game , Bargain Day Game , Cootie Game
Best Film Oscar Winner:
The Life of Emile Zola
Popular Music in 1937 - # 1 Hits of 1937