On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1937

Historical Events


After a one-day show trial, eight Soviet generals are sentenced to death and executed by the NKVD

US 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

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)
1937 Highlights

About June 12, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini