On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1932

Historical Events

  • 49 year old Australian cricket spin bowler Bert Ironmonger captures 5-6 as South Africa dismissed for 36 in 5th Test in Melbourne; Australia wins by an innings & 72 runs; series 5-0
  • Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
  • Karl Schäfer of Austria wins the first of 2 consecutive men’s figure skating Olympic gold medals at the Lake Placid Winter Games in the United States

Olympic Gold

Sonja Henie of Norway wins her 2nd of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in women’s figure skating at the Lake Placid Winter Games; beats Austria’s Fritzi Burger into 2nd place for 2nd straight Games

  • World champion French husband and wife team Pierrre and Andrée Brunet win their 2nd consecutive Olympic pairs figure skating gold medal at the Lake Placid Games

Famous Birthdays

  • Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
  • Lincoln Kilpatrick, American actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2004)
1932 Highlights

About February 12, 1932

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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