March 3, 2020

 Happy Birthday Dad

Bobby Dale



Born in 1937

Anthony Hopkins
Shirley Bassey
Loretta Swit
Madeleine Albright
Warren Beatty
Peter Cook
Bill Cosby
Jane Fonda
Morgan Freeman
Dustin Hoffman
Jack Nicholson
Roger Penske
Colin Powell

And Robert Dale Ohlau in Blair, Illinois


Cultural Events

  • Amelia Earhart Disappeared

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Premieres

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

  • Aviator Howard Hughes breaks his own transcontinental flight speed record when he flies from Los Angeles to Newark.

  • British author J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel “The Hobbit” was published

  • First Blood Bank Opens in Chicago

  • The Memorial Day Massacre takes place when Ten union demonstrators are killed when police open fire on union protesters in Chicago

  • Duke of Windsor Marries Wallis Simpson

  • More Information and Timeline for Duke of Windsor Marries Wallis Simpson.

  • Joe Louis nicknamed The Brown Bomber defeats American Jim Braddock on June 22nd to became World Heavyweight Champion

  • Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second term

  • Kiichiro Toyoda founds the Toyota Motor Company in Japan


Cost in 1937

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


World Political Leaders

Germany — Chancellor — Adolf Hitler 

Italy — Prime Minister — Benito Mussolini 

Russia / Soviet Union — Joseph Stalin –

United States — President — Franklin D. Roosevelt

United Kingdom — Prime Minister — Neville Chamberlain 


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