What Happened in 1932

Significant Events

  • Mar 19 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened
  • May 21 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland
  • Dec 19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
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1932 in Film & TV

  • Jul 28 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Béla Lugos is released in the US
  • Aug 22 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts

World Leaders in 1932

Famous People in 1932

Would You Believe?

The "Great Emu War" begins: Australian soldiers armed with Lewis Guns sought to cull the Emu population over crop destruction in Campion district, Western Australia

On November 2, 1932

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 1 Film director Frank Capra (34) weds secretary Lucille Reyburn
  • Apr 30 Australian Test cricket batsman Don Bradman (23) weds Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney
  • May 13 Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar
  • Jul 2 Platinum blonde screen goddess Jean Harlow (21) weds MGM producer Paul Bern (42)
  • Jul 7 Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande
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