On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1937

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1938 NFL Draft: Corbett Davis from University of Indiana first pick by Cleveland Rams
  • Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
  • National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Washington Redskins beat Chicago Bears, 28-21
  • NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Buford Pusser, American sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, born in Finger, Tennessee (d. 1974)
  • Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57