On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1932

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)

Person of interestPeter 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
  • Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50
1932 Highlights

About August 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo