What Happened in November 1932

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun

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Nov 5 Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 6 German election - KPD defeats NSDAP
  • Nov 7 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio

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Nov 7 Don Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 8 "Make Mine Music" debuts

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Nov 9 Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
  • Nov 9 Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
  • Nov 12 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion
  • Nov 12 10th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 28-7 in Baltimore
  • Nov 15 Walt Disney Art School created
  • Nov 17 German government of von Papen resigns
  • Nov 18 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Nov 18 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. "Grand Hotel" and Helen Hayes also win.

  • Nov 19 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game

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Nov 19 Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 20 Earthquake at Uden Netherlands
  • Nov 22 Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered
  • Nov 24 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
  • Nov 26 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
  • Nov 27 Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty

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Nov 28 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
  • Nov 29 France & USSR sign non-aggression pact
  • Nov 29 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 John Clark, English-born actor/director
  • Nov 1 Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Henri Namphy, Cap Hatien Haiti, President of Haiti (1986-88)
  • Nov 2 Romano L Mazzoli, (Rep-D-KY, 1971- )
  • Nov 2 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in New York City
  • Nov 3 Thomas J Manton, (Rep-D-NY, 1985- )
  • Nov 4 David Shipman, film historian
  • Nov 4 Noam Pitlik, actor/director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 4 Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (d. 2004)
  • Nov 5 Arthur L Liman, American trial lawyer (Oliver North), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 6 Stonewall Jackson, country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Nov 7 Harry Lammertink, [Yrrah], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland)
  • Nov 8 Richard E Lawyer, astronaut, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 8 Stephane Audran, Versailles France, actress (Just Before Nightfall)
  • Nov 8 Ben[jamin William] Bova, American sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth)
  • Nov 9 Marian Christy, Ridgefield Ct, author (Invasions of Privacy)
  • Nov 10 Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion) (d. 2008)
  • Nov 10 Don Henderson, English actor (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 13 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, Czech, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Nov 13 Richard Mulligan, actor (Soap, Empty's Nest, Big Bus), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 14 Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom tien)
  • Nov 14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 15 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • Nov 15 Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
  • Nov 16 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 18 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)
  • Nov 20 John Barnes Chance, composer
  • Nov 20 Richard Dawson, Hampshire England, actor (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 21 Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
  • Nov 21 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, composer
  • Nov 22 Robert Vaughn, actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 22 Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
  • Nov 23 Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)
  • Nov 23 Michel David-Weill, French investment banker
  • Nov 24 Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)
  • Nov 26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 26 Marten Beinema, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Nov 27 Benigno Aquino Jr, Philippine opposition leader; assassinated
  • Nov 28 Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
  • Nov 28 Terence Frisby, poet/screenwriter (There's a Girl in My Soup)
  • Nov 28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Antoine Tisne, composer
  • Nov 29 Diane Ladd, American actress (Chinatown, Wild Angels, Wild at Heart), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Nov 29 John Gary, Watertown, NY, singer
  • Nov 29 Jacques Chirac, French politician
  • Nov 30 David Lightbown, British politician and government whip
  • Nov 30 Cho Namchul, South Korean professional Go player (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Belle Bennett, actress (Iron Mask), dies at 41
  • Nov 9 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin, commits suicide at 31
  • Nov 16 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • Nov 21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • Nov 22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • Nov 23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • Nov 27 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), dies at 36