On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "White Horse Inn" opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "The Arrow" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies