What Happened in October 1932

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh
  • Oct 1 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists

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Oct 1 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 2 NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
  • Oct 2 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
  • Oct 3 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • Oct 4 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary

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Oct 4 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Oct 8 The Indian Air Force is established.
  • Oct 10 "Betty & Bob" premieres on radio
  • Oct 10 Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world's biggest)
  • Oct 11 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC

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Oct 11 Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Oct 15 Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • Oct 18 Belgium government of Renkin falls
  • Oct 19 Austria forbids demonstration by Nazis & anti fascists
  • Oct 19 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union

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Oct 19 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Oct 19 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP & Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
  • Oct 20 Journalist Robert Trout joins CBS
  • Oct 22 Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
  • Oct 22 George Kaufman & Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 23 "Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio
  • Oct 24 British government signs trade treaty with USSR
  • Oct 25 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant

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Oct 25 Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 29 French liner Normandie is launched
  • Oct 31 Greek government of Venizelos falls

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)
  • Oct 2 Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)
  • Oct 2 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Longford, Ireland, paramilitary and political leader (Sinne Fein), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Dottie West, country singer
  • Oct 4 Felicia Farr, Westchester NY, actress (Charley Varrick, Kotch)
  • Oct 4 Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director
  • Oct 5 Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)
  • Oct 5 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke, lawyer (Rep)
  • Oct 6 Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)
  • Oct 7 Joannes M Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond
  • Oct 8 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
  • Oct 8 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • Oct 10 Charles Dnaiels, archaeologist
  • Oct 10 Harry Smith, English footballer
  • Oct 11 Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 12 Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)
  • Oct 12 Dusan Makavejev, Belgrade Yugoslavia, director (Man is Not a Bird)
  • Oct 12 Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)
  • Oct 12 Mayer Joel Mandelbaum, composer
  • Oct 12 Ned Jarrett, Conover, North Carolina, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories)
  • Oct 13 Jack Colvin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)
  • Oct 14 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Jaan Raats, Estonian composer, born in Tartu
  • Oct 15 Riekus Waskowsky, poet
  • Oct 16 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor/bass (LA Philharmonic 1955-59), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 16 John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 Gundaris Pone, composer
  • Oct 17 Paul Anderson, US, light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Oct 17 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • Oct 18 Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
  • Oct 19 Lloyd Haynes, South Bend Indiana, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222)
  • Oct 19 Robert Reed, Highland Park Ill, actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse)
  • Oct 20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • Oct 20 William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)
  • Oct 20 Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 23 Dimitra Arliss, actress (Rich Man Poor Man II)
  • Oct 23 Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 24 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

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Oct 24 Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and Nobel laureate (1999), born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • Oct 24 Johnny Lattner, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Oct 25 Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut
  • Oct 25 Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager
  • Oct 26 Anthony C Beilenson, (Rep-D-California, 1977- )
  • Oct 26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • Oct 27 Jean-Pierre Cassel, actor (Trout), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 27 Kathy Cornelius, LPGA golfer

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Oct 27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • Oct 30 Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
  • Oct 30 Barun De, Indian historian

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 4 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 18 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • Oct 19 Arthur Friedheim, composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 22 Anna Dickinson, dies just a week shy of her 90th birthday
  • Oct 29 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (B-Reflex), dies
  • Oct 30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87