April 1932 in History

Events in History

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Apr 2 Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son

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Apr 4 George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC

  • Apr 4 Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh
  • Apr 5 Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
  • Apr 5 Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.

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Apr 10 Paul von Hindenburg is re-elected President of Germany in a runoff election against Adolf Hitler

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Apr 12 Emmanuel Chabriers & Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Apr 17 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

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Apr 19 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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Apr 19 Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

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Apr 23 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon

  • Apr 23 The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down.
  • Apr 24 German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
  • Apr 25 Rose Franken's "Another Language" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 26 Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
  • Apr 3 Nourse, British lord justice
  • Apr 4 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Solaris, Stalker)
  • Apr 4 Richard G Lugar, (Sen-R-IN, 1977- )
  • Apr 9 Jim Fowler, Albany Ga, naturalist (Wild Kingdom)
  • Apr 9 Paul Krassner, comic strip cartoonist (MAD Magazine)/founder (Yippies)
  • Apr 9 Peter Moores, director (Littlewoods)
  • Apr 9 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Degtyaryov, cosmonaut
  • Apr 9 Jim Fowler, American zoologist
  • Apr 10 Adrian Henri, poet/president (Liverpool Academy of Arts)
  • Apr 11 F Gregory Neubeck, USAF pilot
  • Apr 12 Jack Gelber, US, playwright (Connection, Apple)
  • Apr 12 Dennis Banks, American activist
  • Apr 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (d. 2005)
  • Apr 13 Orlando Letelier, Chilean politician (d. 1976)
  • Apr 15 David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
  • Apr 15 Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 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 23 Halston, [R Halston Frowick], fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame)
  • Apr 26 Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • Apr 29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian minister, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies
  • Apr 7 Erv A Kelley, US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Apr 10 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • Apr 13 Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies
  • Apr 27 Harold "Heart" Crane, US poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32
  • Apr 27 Hart Crane, American writer (b. 1899)