On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1932

Historical Events

  • 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
  • Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine

Famous Birthdays

  • Godfrey Lawrence, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 8-53 v NZ 1961), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • John Jakes, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nagisa Oshima, director (Town of Love & Hope), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
1932 Highlights

About March 31, 1932

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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