What Happened on February 5, 1937

Historical Events

Historic Event

FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed

Famous Birthdays

  • Cocky van Oost [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch ballet dancer (Sylphides)
  • Gaston Roelants, Belgian world cross-country champion
  • Larry Hillman, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1955 Detroit RWs, 1962, 63, 64, 1967 Toronto MLs, 1969 Montreal Canadiens) and coach (Winnipeg Jets 1977-79), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • Stuart Damon [Zonis], American stage and screen actor (General Hospital, 1977-2007 - "Dr. Alan Quartermaine"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021)
  • Wang Xuan, Chinese computer scientist, born in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German author (Im Kampf um Gott), dies of uremia at 75
1937 Highlights

About February 5, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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