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 dancer (Sylphides)
  • Gaston Roelants, Belgian world cross-country champion
  • Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (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? 83 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius