1932 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 230

  • Jun 2 German Chancellor Franz von Papen forms his "Cabinet of the Barons"
  • Jun 3 John McGraw, who came to NY in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Paul von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Jun 4 Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France
  • Jun 4 Chilean coup led by Colonel Marmaduke Grove against President Juan Esteban Montero
  • Jun 6 US Federal gas tax enacted
  • Jun 6 The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold.
  • Jun 10 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
  • Jun 13 Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
  • Jun 14 German government of von Papen forms
  • Jun 16 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 16 President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Republican Convention

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jun 17 Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
  • Jun 17 Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
  • Jun 19 1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove
  • Jun 19 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
  • Jun 20 A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
  • Jun 22 NL finally approves players wearing numbers
  • Jun 24 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
  • Jun 29 USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 1 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 1 NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
  • Jul 2 FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
  • Jul 5 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
  • Jul 6 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • Jul 8 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
  • Jul 8 Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucs
  • Jul 9 Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
  • Jul 9 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • Jul 10 Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
  • Jul 14 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders
  • Jul 15 US President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
  • Jul 18 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Ouchy Convention, a customs treaty
  • Jul 18 US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
  • Jul 20 In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.
  • Jul 27 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death
  • Jul 28 Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
  • Jul 28 US President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
  • Jul 29 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
  • Jul 31 Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Philadelphia A's beat Indians 1-0
  • Jul 31 George Washington quarter goes into circulation
  • Jul 31 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Sep 24 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
  • Sep 25 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
  • Sep 29 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
  • 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

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Nov 1 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 297

  • Apr 27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • Apr 29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
  • May 2 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist
  • May 6 Viscount Coke, English large landowner/art collector
  • May 7 Pete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico
  • May 8 Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
  • May 9 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
  • May 9 Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)
  • May 9 J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
  • May 10 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • May 11 Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist
  • May 11 Valentino [Garavani], Milan Italy, fashion designer
  • May 14 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • May 17 Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
  • May 17 Colin Hope, British industrialist (Turner and Newall), born in Birkenhead (d. 2015)
  • May 17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • May 18 John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
  • May 19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
  • May 21 John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
  • May 23 John Lyons, Master (Trinity Hall), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • May 24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists)
  • May 24 James Anderton, Chief constable (Manchester England)
  • May 24 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • May 25 Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
  • May 25 John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
  • May 28 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • May 29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth
  • May 31 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (National Fed of Women's Institutes)
  • May 31 George Vallings, British Vice Admiral
  • May 31 Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
  • May 31 Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 1 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • Jun 2 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovyanov, cosmonaut
  • Jun 4 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer
  • Jun 5 Christy Brown, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 6 David R Scott, Col USAF/astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 8 Lady Littler, CEO (Gaming Board for Great Britain)
  • Jun 8 Raymond Illingworth, CEO )England committee, TCCB)
  • Jun 9 Douglas Smith, CEO (Acas)
  • Jun 10 J Bennett Johnston, (Sen-D-LA, 1972- )
  • Jun 11 Athol Fugard, Middleburg South Africa, anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot)
  • Jun 11 Timothy Sainsbury, British minister of state
  • Jun 12 Rona Jaffe, novelist (Mazes & Monsters)
  • Jun 14 Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Jun 15 Einar K Enevoldson, US, Nasa test pilot (X-24B)
  • Jun 15 Mario Cuomo, (Gov-D-NY, 1983-95), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Ralph Robins, CEO (Rolls-Royce)
  • Jun 17 John P Murtha, (Rep-D-PA, 1974- )
  • Jun 18 Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jun 18 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)
  • Jun 19 Pier Angeli, Italy (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge)
  • Jun 20 Robert Rozjdestvenski, Russian poet (Requiem, Userjoz)
  • Jun 21 Bernard Ingham, press secretary (Margaret Thatcher)
  • Jun 24 David McTaggart, co-founder (Greenpeace)
  • Jun 25 Peter Blake, British artist
  • Jun 27 Joachim Wohlgemuth, writer
  • Jul 1 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)
  • Jul 5 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
  • Jul 5 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 9 Donald Rumsfeld, politician (involved in Watergate)
  • Jul 9 John Paul Getty II, US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil)
  • Jul 10 Jorgen Becker, German writer, born in Cologne
  • Jul 12 Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist
  • Jul 13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • Jul 16 [Dick] Richard L Thornburgh, Penn, US Attorney General (1988-93)
  • Jul 17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • Jul 20 Otto Schily, German politician
  • Jul 22 Oscar de la Renta, Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
  • Jul 22 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist
  • Jul 23 Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
  • Jul 24 William D Ruckelshaus, headed Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jul 25 Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
  • Jul 27 Beverly B Byron, (Rep-D-MD, 1979- )
  • Jul 27 Curnick M Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises)
  • Jul 29 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 John Searle, American philosopher
  • 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 García 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)

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