German airship Hindenburg burst into flames as it landed in New Jersey, killing 36 of its passengers.
May 27, 1937
San Francisco, CA
The Golden Gate Bridge was completed in San Francisco, becoming the longest bridge in the world for 27 years.
July 2, 1937
Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, disappeared on a flight over the Pacific Ocean.
July 13, 1937
Krispy Kreme opened for business.
September 21, 1937
The first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was published; 50 million copies of the book have since been sold and it has been adapted for film.
December 21, 1937
Walt Disney released his first full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. He borrowed $1.5 million for the production. The film would earn $8 million upon its release and Disney would win an Academy Award.