On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1932

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mahmood Hussain, Pakistan cricket swing bowler (27 Tests, 68 wickets), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1991)

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
1932 Highlights

About April 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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