What Happened on June 12, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ralph Guldahl wins first of his 2 consecutive US titles, 2 strokes ahead of Sam Snead

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin


Famous Birthdays

  • Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist and zoologist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician (Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)