On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1931

Historical Events

  • Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJames Dean

James Dean, American actor and cultural icon (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause), and 1st actor to be posthumously nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award, born in Marion, Indiana (d. 1955)

Actor James Dean
James Dean
  • Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress and singer Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs), born in Sharqia Governorate, Egypt, birth date disputed (d. 2017)
1931 Highlights

About February 8, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius