Historical Events in 1932 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 328 of 328

  • Jul 31 26th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • 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

  • 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 General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
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 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
  • 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

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
  • 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.
  • 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
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Nov 29 France & USSR sign non-aggression pact
  • Nov 29 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC
  • 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 (NYC)
  • Dec 30 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG
  • Dec 31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC