August 1932 in History

Events in History

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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 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 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 21 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
  • Aug 3 Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet
  • Aug 5 Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist
  • Aug 6 Howard Hodgkin, British painter
  • Aug 7 Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist
  • Aug 8 Luis GarcĂ­a Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
  • Aug 9 John Gomery, Canadian jurist
  • Aug 11 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • Aug 11 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • Aug 11 Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
  • Aug 11 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • Aug 11 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
  • Aug 11 Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 11 John Gorrie, English director
  • Aug 12 Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
  • Aug 12 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer
  • Aug 14 Dom Philip Jebb, headmaster (Downside School Great Britain)
  • Aug 14 James V Hansen, (Rep-R-Utah, 1981- )
  • Aug 14 Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Robert L[ull] Forward, US, sci-fi author (Dragon's Egg, Starquake)
  • Aug 16 Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 17 V.S. Naipaul, British novelist (Middle Passage), born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

Novelist V. S. Naipaul
V. S. Naipaul
  • Aug 18 William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
  • Aug 19 John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 19 Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont
  • Aug 20 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist
  • Aug 22 Gerald P Carr, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 22 Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
  • Aug 23 Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
  • Aug 24 Robert D. Hales, LDS apostle
  • Aug 25 Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Aug 26 Joe H Engle, Abilene Ks, Brig Gen USAF/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I)
  • Aug 27 Antonia Fraser, biographer (Mary Queen of Scots)
  • Aug 27 Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 31 Benito Wogatzki, writer
  • Aug 31 Robert [Franklin] Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 5 Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies
  • Aug 9 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, dies after a three-month illness at 69
  • Aug 10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (b. 1918)
  • Aug 19 Banharn Silpa-archa, Prime Minister of Thailand (1995-96), born in Suphanburi, Thailand (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • Aug 30 Willem M van Rossum, cardinal/prefect of Propaganda Fide, dies at 77