March 1932 in History

Events in History

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Mar 1 Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12

  • Mar 1 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

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Mar 1 The 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh is kidnapped from their home in East Amwell, New Jersey in what became known as the "Lindbergh kidnapping"

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Mar 7 Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4
  • Mar 9 Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland
  • Mar 9 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria

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Mar 17 German police raid Hitler's Nazi headquarter

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 19 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • Mar 20 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
  • Mar 29 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
  • Mar 31 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
  • Mar 31 Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, born in Topeka Kansas (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Hessel Rienks, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • Mar 4 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American car designer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 4 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • Mar 5 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist
  • Mar 9 Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer (Han de Wit goes in development aid)
  • Mar 11 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
  • Mar 12 Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta)
  • Mar 14 Naina Yeltsina, Russia's first First Lady
  • Mar 15 Alan Lavern Bean, Wheeler Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3)
  • Mar 15 David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 16 Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Creston Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7)
  • Mar 17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
  • Mar 18 F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk, president South Africa (1989-94)
  • Mar 18 John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)
  • Mar 22 Richard Thomas, admiral
  • Mar 24 Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
  • Mar 26 Dick Nolan, football coach
  • Mar 28 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu)
  • Mar 29 William Charette, Ludington, Michigan, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30 A J Zuckerman, Dean (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)
  • Mar 30 Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer
  • Mar 31 John Jakes, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 31 Nagisa Oshima, director (Town of Love & Hope), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • Mar 5 Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered
  • Mar 7 Aristide Briand, 11 x Prime Minister of France (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer/tutor of Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
  • Mar 11 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • Mar 12 Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide

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Mar 14 George Eastman, US industrialist (Kodak-camera), shoots himself in the heart at 77

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Mar 20 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist (artificial insemination of animals) dies at 61