What Happened in 1932 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 330

  • Aug 2 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs

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Aug 2 Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron, the first known antiparticle

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson

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Aug 5 Clyde Barrow and two associates kill Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his deputy, Eugene C. Moore, the first time the Barrow gang killed a lawman

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Aug 6 1st Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 10 A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

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Aug 13 Hitler refuses President von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor of Germany

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • Aug 14 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
  • Aug 14 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • Aug 14 Philips makes 1 millionth radio
  • Aug 18 Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon
  • Aug 18 Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic
  • Aug 19 46th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark (6-2, 6-2)
  • Aug 21 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
  • Aug 22 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts

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Aug 24 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • Aug 25 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
  • Aug 27 200,000 English textile workers strike
  • Aug 27 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
  • Aug 29 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • Aug 29 United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 30 Hermann Goering elected Chairman of the Reichstag

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Sep 1 NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
  • Sep 3 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US Tennis title
  • Sep 3 Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th & 51st HRs to become 3rd to hit 50
  • Sep 4 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn
  • Sep 5 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • Sep 7 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
  • Sep 9 Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
  • Sep 9 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
  • Sep 9 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
  • Sep 9 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)
  • Sep 10 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • Sep 10 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
  • Sep 10 52nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm.
  • Sep 12 Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit HR
  • Sep 12 German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
  • Sep 13 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
  • Sep 14 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
  • Sep 16 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Sep 18 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign
  • Sep 20 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
  • Sep 20 Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer

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Sep 20 Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Sep 22 Hungarian government of Károlyi falls

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Sep 23 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud merges the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud

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Sep 24 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Sep 25 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
  • Sep 28 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • Sep 29 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
  • 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

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

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • Nov 5 Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts
  • 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 Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 8 "Make Mine Music" debuts
  • Nov 8 Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time
  • 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
  • Nov 18 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March
  • Nov 18 5th Academy Awards: "Grand Hotel", Fredric March, Wallace Beery & Helen Hayes win
  • Nov 19 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
  • Nov 19 Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 666

  • Apr 15 David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
  • Apr 15 Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 16 Imre Polyak, Hungary, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Apr 16 Vince Hill, singer (Roses of Picardy, La Vie en Rose)
  • Apr 17 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer
  • Apr 17 Han J A Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist (King Comes!)
  • Apr 17 Ramsay Melhuish, diplomat
  • Apr 18 Dominic Milroy, OSB/headmaster (Ampleforth College England)
  • Apr 19 Andrea Mead Lawrence, Rutland Vt, alpine slalom skier (Oly-2 gold-52)
  • Apr 21 Angela Mortimer, English tennis player, Wimbledon)
  • Apr 21 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Michael Colgrass, composer (Best Wishes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 23 Halston, [R Halston Frowick], fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame)
  • Apr 23 Jim Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running)
  • Apr 24 Coen[rad] Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje)
  • Apr 24 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Yerevan, Armenia, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Lia Manoliu, Romania, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Apr 25 Meadowlark Lemmon, basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Apr 25 William Roache, England, actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street)
  • Apr 26 Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • Apr 26 Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)

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Apr 27 Casey Kasem, radio personality (American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • Apr 27 Charles Adkins, US, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Apr 27 Chuck Knox, NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks)
  • Apr 27 Francois Bayle, composer
  • Apr 27 Maxine Brown, country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana
  • Apr 27 Petar Ozgijan, composer
  • Apr 27 Anouk Aimée, French actress
  • Apr 27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • Apr 28 Marek Kopelent, composer
  • Apr 29 King Hu, film director
  • Apr 29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
  • Apr 30 Anton Larrauri, composer
  • May 2 Bruce Glover, actor (Diamonds are Forever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 2 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist
  • May 2 Malcolm Leyland Lipkin, composer
  • May 2 Maury Allen, American sportswriter
  • May 3 Robert Osborne, American film historian
  • May 4 Fausto Razzi, composer
  • May 5 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 2008)
  • May 5 Will Hutchins, Atwater California, actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord)
  • May 6 Gunther Hauk, composer
  • May 6 John Bond, cricket umpire
  • May 6 Viscount Coke, English large landowner/art collector
  • May 7 Hans Boskamp, [Johan HG Hoelscher], actor/producer (Oh My Papa)
  • May 7 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • May 7 Pete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico
  • May 8 Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress

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May 8 Sonny Liston, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sand Slough, Arkansas (d. 1970)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • May 9 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
  • May 9 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
  • May 9 Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)
  • May 9 Geraldine McEwan, English actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire
  • May 9 J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
  • May 10 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • May 10 Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
  • May 11 Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist
  • May 11 Valentino [Garavani], Milan Italy, fashion designer
  • May 14 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • May 15 John Glen, Thames England, actor (Spy Who Loves Me, Backfire)
  • May 16 Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
  • May 17 Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
  • May 17 Colin Hope, British industrialist (Turner and Newall), born in Birkenhead (d. 2015)
  • May 17 Peter Burge, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's & 60's)
  • May 17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • May 18 John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
  • May 19 Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • May 19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • May 19 Claude Blanchard, Quebec comedian and actor (d. 2006)
  • May 21 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
  • May 21 John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
  • May 21 Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer
  • May 23 John Lyons, Master (Trinity Hall), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • May 24 Elaine Malbin, opera singer
  • May 24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists)
  • May 24 James Anderton, Chief constable (Manchester England)
  • May 24 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • May 25 Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
  • May 25 John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
  • May 25 K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • May 26 Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
  • May 27 [Herman] Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
  • May 27 Jeffrey Bernard, singer
  • May 28 Henning Christiansen, composer
  • May 28 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • May 29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth
  • May 30 Pauline Oliveros, composer (Sound Patterns), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 30 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer
  • May 31 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (National Fed of Women's Institutes)
  • May 31 George Vallings, British Vice Admiral
  • May 31 Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
  • May 31 Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 1 Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
  • Jun 1 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • Jun 2 Sammy Turner, Patterson, NJ, singer (Lavender Blue Moods)
  • Jun 2 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovyanov, cosmonaut
  • Jun 3 Dakota Staton, [Rabia Aliyah], US jazz singer (In the Night)
  • Jun 4 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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