On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)