What Happened on February 5, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

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FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
  • Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75