On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1937

Historical Events


CrownRoyal Coronation

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

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
  • St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • George Carlin, comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Gerry E Studds, (Rep-D-MA, 1973- )
1937 Highlights

About May 12, 1937

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus