On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Karl Radek and sixteen others go on trial in Moscow as part of the Great Purge, many are sentenced to death

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Famous Deaths

  • Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), dies at 60