October 1932 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
  • Oct 3 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • Oct 4 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
  • 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)

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Oct 11 Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Longford, Ireland, paramilitary and political leader (Sinne Fein), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director
  • Oct 5 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke, lawyer (Rep)
  • Oct 6 Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)
  • Oct 7 Joannes M Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond
  • Oct 8 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
  • Oct 10 Charles Dnaiels, archaeologist
  • Oct 12 Dusan Makavejev, Belgrade Yugoslavia, director (Man is Not a Bird)
  • Oct 12 Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)
  • Oct 14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Riekus Waskowsky, poet
  • Oct 16 John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • Oct 18 Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
  • Oct 23 Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 24 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

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Oct 24 Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and Nobel laureate (1999), born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • Oct 25 Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut
  • Oct 26 Anthony C Beilenson, (Rep-D-California, 1977- )

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Oct 27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • Oct 30 Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
  • Oct 30 Barun De, Indian historian

Weddings in History

  • Oct 4 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna

Deaths in History

  • Oct 22 Anna Dickinson, dies just a week shy of her 90th birthday
  • Oct 29 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (B-Reflex), dies
  • Oct 30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87