Events in History in 1932

Events 1 - 200 of 227

  • Jan 1 Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as Mayor of Massillon, Ohio

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Jan 1 Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Jan 1 The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
  • Jan 2 Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
  • Jan 3 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.

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Jan 4 British Viceroy of India Lord Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Jan 4 State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
  • Jan 7 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich
  • Jan 8 Ratification of present SF City Charter
  • Jan 12 Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
  • Jan 12 Philip Barry's "Animal Kingdom" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 14 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
  • Jan 21 USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
  • Jan 23 El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
  • Jan 25 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • Jan 26 KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
  • Jan 28 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
  • Jan 28 Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 31 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
  • Feb 2 Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
  • Feb 2 Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
  • Feb 2 Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
  • Feb 4 Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria
  • Feb 6 Fascist coup in the Memel territory
  • Feb 9 US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY)
  • Feb 11 73°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
  • Feb 12 Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
  • Feb 13 "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
  • Feb 14 South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Australia (Ironmonger 5-6)
  • Feb 15 George Burns & Gracie Allen debut as regulars on the "Guy Lombardo Show"
  • Feb 15 John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 16 1st patent for a tree issued to James Markham for a peach tree
  • Feb 18 Japan declares Manchuria independent
  • Feb 18 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
  • Feb 18 Japan proclaims and names Manchukuo state in north east China

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Feb 19 William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

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Feb 20 Pierre Laval's first French government falls

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • Feb 20 Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
  • Feb 21 Andre Tardieu becomes Premier of France
  • Feb 21 Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin
  • Feb 22 Purple Heart (the Badge of Military Merit) award reinstituted
  • Feb 24 Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona

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Feb 25 Austrian immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 27 Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)
  • Feb 29 Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland
  • Feb 29 TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William "Alfalfa" Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States.
  • 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 "Lindbergh kidnapping", 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh kidnapped from home in East Amwell, New Jersey, found dead 12 May

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • Mar 7 Riots at Ford factory in Dearborn Michigan, 4 killed
  • Mar 9 Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland
  • Mar 9 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
  • Mar 17 German police raid Hitler's Nazi headquarter
  • 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

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Apr 2 Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son

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Apr 4 George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC

  • Apr 4 Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh
  • Apr 5 Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
  • Apr 5 Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government

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Apr 10 Paul von Hindenburg is re-elected President of Germany in a runoff election against Adolf Hitler

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Apr 12 Emmanuel Chabriers & Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo

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Apr 17 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

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Apr 19 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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Apr 19 Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

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Apr 23 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon

  • Apr 23 The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down.
  • Apr 24 German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
  • Apr 25 Rose Franken's "Another Language" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 26 Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine" premieres in Paris
  • May 1 1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo
  • May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)
  • May 3 24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switzerland)

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May 4 Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted of income tax evasion

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • May 5 Japan & China sign a peace treaty
  • May 9 Piccadilly Circus, London first lit by electricity
  • May 9 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
  • May 10 Government declares "Wilhelmus" as the Netherlands' national anthem
  • May 10 Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes President of France
  • May 12 Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • May 14 "We Want Beer!" parade in NY
  • May 15 The 15th May Incident: in an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
  • May 16 Yanks 4th straight shutout to equal record set by Cleveland & Boston
  • May 17 US Congress changes name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"

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May 20 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

  • May 20 Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria
  • May 21 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland
  • May 23 Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds
  • May 25 Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney
  • May 26 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
  • May 28 Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)
  • May 29 The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, D.C. in to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
  • May 30 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
  • 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
  • Jun 3 Paul von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament
  • 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
  • Jun 16 US President Herbert Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Republican Convention
  • 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 Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a federal offense (amended 1934)
  • Jun 22 NL finally approves players wearing numbers
  • Jun 24 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
  • Jun 29 USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty

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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 Herbert 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 Herbert 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%)

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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.
  • Aug 13 Hitler refuses President von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor of Germany
  • Aug 14 Philips makes 1 millionth radio
  • Aug 18 Auguste Piccard and Max Cosyns reach 16,201m in a balloon launched from Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • 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
  • Aug 24 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, 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

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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
  • Sep 20 Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables
  • 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 General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
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