On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1937

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Cocky van Oost [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch ballet dancer (Sylphides)
  • Gaston Roelants, Belgian world cross-country champion
  • 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-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
1937 Highlights

About February 5, 1937

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius