What Happened on August 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron, the first known antiparticle

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs

Famous Birthdays

  • Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
  • Marvin David Levy, composer
  • Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50