On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1932

Historical Events

  • Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 253.96 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Jacobs Jr, American politician (Rep-D-IN, 1965-73, 75-97), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2013)
  • Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
  • John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), born in Zehner, Saskatchewan (d. 2005)
  • Michel Legrand, French composer and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), born in Paris, France (d. 2019)
1932 Highlights

About February 24, 1932

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces