On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1932

Historical Events

  • Auguste Piccard and Max Cosyns reach 16,201m in a balloon launched from Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic

Famous Birthdays

  • István Kausz, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold team, épée 1964), born in Budapest. Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Luc Montagnier, French virologist (Nobel Prize 2008, discovered HIV), born in Chabris, France

Famous Weddings

Bette Davis

Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)

1932 Highlights

About August 18, 1932

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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