On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1932

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Clyde Barrow and two associates kill Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his deputy, Eugene C. Moore, the first time the Barrow gang kills a lawman

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow

Famous Birthdays

  • Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist
  • Tera de Marez Oyens, composer

Famous Deaths

  • IsraĆ«l Querido, Dutch writer (Jordan), dies at 59
1932 Highlights

About August 5, 1932

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 88 years
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo