On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1932

Historical Events

Famous Photo

Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron, the first known antiparticle

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson

Famous Birthdays

  • Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • Leo Boivin, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs) and coach (St. Louis Blues), born in Prescott, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Leeds (d. 2013)


Famous Deaths

  • Dan Brouthers, American MLB baseball player known as the first great slugger in baseball history, dies at 74
1932 Highlights

About August 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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