News and Events of 1937
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Lord Cecil of Chelwood (UK)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Franklin D Roosevelt
Vice President: John N. Garner
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EconomicsFederal spending: $7.58 billion
Consumer Price Index: 14.4
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03
World SeriesNY Yankees d. NY Giants (4-1)
Stanley CupDetroit d. NY Rangers (3-2)
WimbledonWomen: Dorothy Round d. J. Jedrzejowska (6-2 2-6 7-5)
Men: Don Budge d. G. von Cramm (6-3 6-4 6-2)
Kentucky Derby ChampionWar Admiral
NCAA Football ChampionsPittsburgh (9-0-1)
Oscars awarded in 1937
Nobel Prize for Literature: Roger Martin du Gard (France)
Miss America: Bette Cooper (NJ)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Walter N. Haworth (UK), for research on carbohydrates and vitamin C; and Paul Karrer (Switzerland), for work on carotenoids, flavins, and vitamins A and B
Physics: Clinton J. Davisson (US) and George P. Thomson (UK), for discovery of diffraction of electrons by crystals
Physiology or Medicine: Albert Szent-Györgyi von Nagyrapolt (Hungary), for discoveries on biological combustion