On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1932

Historical Events

  • American brothers Hubert and Curtis Stevens beat the 8-nation field to win the 2-man bobsleigh gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics

Sports History

As a member of gold medal winning US 4-man bobsleigh team at Lake Placid, Eddie Eagan (boxing gold Antwerp 1920) becomes only Olympian to win gold medals at both summer & winter Games in different sports

  • Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
  • George Burns & Gracie Allen debut as regulars on the "Guy Lombardo Show"
  • III Winter Olympic Games close at Lake Placid, New York

Historic Event

John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)

Famous Deaths

  • Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), dies at 66
1932 Highlights

About February 15, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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