On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday

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, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)
  • Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Jaguar, Brazilian cartoonist
  • Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver (d. 1985)
  • Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano

Famous Deaths

  • "Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies