On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1931

Historical Events

  • "White Horse Inn" opens in London

Music History

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, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature 1931), dies at 66
1931 Highlights

About April 8, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries