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

  • Horst Eckel, German soccer wing half (32 caps West Germany, 1954 FIFA World Cup; 1. FC Kaiserslautern, SV Röchling Völklingen), born in Vogelbach, Germany (d. 2021)
  • Jan H. Christiaanse, Dutch politician, president of Dutch political party CDA

John WilliamsJohn Williams (91 years old)

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

Born in 1932

Famous Deaths

Mad Dog CollMad Dog Coll (1908-1932)

Irish-American mob hitman, murdered at 23 by the Dutch Schultz gang

1932 Highlights

About February 8, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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