On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1932

Historical Events

  • Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland
  • TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William "Alfalfa" Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States.

Famous Birthdays

  • Gavin Stevens, Australian cricket batsman (4 Tests), born in Glenelg, South Australia
  • Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Jaguar [Sérgio Jaguaribe], Brazilian cartoonist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Masten Gregory, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1961, 65 [Jochen Rindt]), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano
1932 Highlights

About February 29, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 88 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces