Funeral service for longshoreman Norman Gregg, who was known as "Big Bill." Gregg was shot by Patrolman W.H. Redding, and his death created an uproar amongst longshoremen. Traffic was blocked by demonstrations, and a shrine was constructed around the scene of the shooting.
Funerals for famous composer and pianist George Gershwin are held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York City. Gershwin died following surgery for a brain tumor on July 11, 1937. The musician was 38 years old.