What Happened on May 12, 1937

Historical Events

Royal Coronation

Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey, London

  • St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Beryl Burton, British cyclist won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • George Carlin, American comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2008)
  • Gerry Studds, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1973-97), first openly gay member of US Congress, born in Mineola, New York (d. 2006)
1937 Highlights

About May 12, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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