Historical Events in December 1932

  • Dec 2 "Adventures of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network
  • Dec 3 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
  • Dec 3 Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany

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Dec 5 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Dec 7 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
  • Dec 10 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
  • Dec 11 San Francisco's coldest day (27°F) - it snows
  • Dec 12 S N Behrman's "Biography" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 12 USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
  • Dec 14 French government of Herriot falls
  • Dec 17 Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll
  • Dec 18 Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
  • Dec 19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • Dec 20 Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13

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Dec 21 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Dec 21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
  • Dec 22 "The Mummy" directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US - 1st Mummy horror film
  • Dec 24 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
  • Dec 25 7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275

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Dec 25 During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Dec 27 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City

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Dec 30 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC