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

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

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
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? 83 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini