On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1937

Historical Events

Historic Event

Maxwell Anderson's "Masque of Kings" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • David Montgomery, American born photographer known for his images of the 1960s, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), born in Fall River Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian, dies at 75
1937 Highlights

About February 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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