December 1932 in History

Events in History

  • 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 19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • Dec 20 Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
  • Dec 24 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
  • Dec 25 7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Robert T Herres, USAF/astronaut, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Dec 4 Joanne Battiste, artist (heroines)
  • Dec 4 Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)
  • Dec 5 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • Dec 7 Paul Caponigro, American photographer
  • Dec 10 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • Dec 19 Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
  • Dec 21 Edward Hoagland, American essayist
  • Dec 23 Tertius Metcalf, businessman
  • Dec 24 On Kawara, Japanese conceptual artist
  • Dec 24 Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, born in Bognor Regis, West Sussex (d. 2015)
  • Dec 25 Jose Maria Capricorne, Curacaos graphically designer/painter
  • Dec 25 Peter John Swales, football club chairman
  • Dec 26 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter
  • Dec 28 Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
  • Dec 28 Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)
  • Dec 28 Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
  • Dec 28 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)

Weddings in History

  • Dec 5 "East of Eden" director Elia Kazan (23) weds playwright Molly Day Thatcher (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks

Deaths in History

  • Dec 4 Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64
  • Dec 12 Egon Richter, writer, dies
  • Dec 13 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (b. 1853)
  • Dec 18 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (b. 1908)