On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

CameraFamous 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
  • Charlie Grimm replaces future Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs

Famous Birthdays

  • Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Leeds (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50