September 1932 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
  • Sep 3 Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th & 51st HRs to become 3rd to hit 50
  • Sep 5 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • Sep 9 Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
  • Sep 9 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
  • Sep 9 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
  • Sep 9 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)
  • Sep 10 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm.
  • Sep 12 Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit HR
  • Sep 12 German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
  • Sep 14 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
  • Sep 16 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Sep 20 Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer

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Sep 20 Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Sep 22 Hungarian government of Károlyi falls

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Sep 23 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud merges the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud

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Sep 24 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Sep 25 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
  • Sep 29 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Carlos Romero-Barcel, (Rep-D-Puerto Rico)
  • Sep 6 Earl of Cawdor, British large landowner
  • Sep 9 Ali Doelman-Pel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Sep 11 Herbert "Sonny" Leon Callahan, (Rep-R-Alabama, 1985- )
  • Sep 11 Robert W "Bob" Packwood, (Sen-R-OR, 1969- )
  • Sep 14 John Tembo, Malawian politician
  • Sep 18 Nikolai N Rukavishnikov, Siberia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33)
  • Sep 18 Valery Viktorovich Ryumin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37)
  • Sep 19 Mike Royko, journalist (Chic Daily News)/author (Boss), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 24 Svetlana Beriozova, ballerina
  • Sep 26 Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut
  • Sep 26 Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 27 Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Company
  • Sep 27 Oliver E. Williamson, American economist
  • Sep 27 Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canada, sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • Sep 29 Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International
  • Sep 29 Mary Moon, Headmistress (Manchester High School for Girls)
  • Sep 29 Peter Stormonth Darling, CEO (Mercury Asset Management Group)
  • Sep 29 Robert Benton, Texas, writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer)
  • Sep 29 Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist (pop art)
  • Sep 30 Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies
  • Sep 5 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • Sep 13 Paul Gorguloff, murderer of French pres Doumer, beheaded
  • Sep 16 Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)
  • Sep 20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Wovoka, Paiute visionary