On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1932

Historical Events

  • Charles G. King, University of Pittsburgh isolates Vitamin C, using adrenal samples provided by Hungarian Albert Szent-Györgyi

Theater Premiere

George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "Too True To Be Good" premieres in NYC; runs for 59 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev: Mirror; Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1986)

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho; Friendly Persuasion;, Fear Strikes Out; Pretty Poison), and singer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricket all-rounder (41 Tests, top score 122; 88 wickets), born in Nashik, India (d. 2020)
  • Clive Davis, American record producer and music industry executive (Columbia, Arista, Sony), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Richard Lugar, American politician (U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1977-2013), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, dies at 59
  • Wilhelm Ostwald, Baltic German physical chemist (Nobel Prize - 1909), dies at 78
1932 Highlights

About April 4, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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