What Happened on April 2, 1932

Historical Events

Film Release

"Tarzan the Ape Man" released starring Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the first of his 12 Tarzan films

Event of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mahmood Hussain, Pakistan cricket swing bowler (27 Tests, 68 wickets; Karachi, Pakistan Universities), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 1991)
Born in 1932

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (invented bulldogging), dies after being kicked in the head by a bronco at 61
  • Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), dies of pneumonia at 77

About April 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries