On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1932

Historical Events

  • 1st patent for a tree issued to James Markham for a peach tree

Famous Birthdays

  • Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli writer, born in Jadova Commune, Kingdom of Romania
  • Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone
  • Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer and animal rights activist (Silk Stockings), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
  • Otis Blackwell, American songwriter ("Fever"; "Don't Be Cruel"; "Great Balls Of Fire"; All Shook Up"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
1932 Highlights

About February 16, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius