On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1932

Historical Events

  • American speed skater Irving Jaffee wins the 10,000m at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; clinches distance double after also taking out the 5,000m

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party (CDA)

Person of interestJohn Williams

John Williams, American composer responsible for some of the most recognizable film scores (Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, India Jones, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in NYC, New York

Composer John Williams
John Williams

Famous Deaths

MurderMad Dog Coll

[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, murdered at 23 by the Dutch Schultz gang

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
1932 Highlights

About February 8, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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