On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1932

Historical Events

  • 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
  • Japanese forces attack Shanghai.

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hennessy, Lord Windlesham, British peer and TV executive, Leader of the House of Lords (1973-4) (d. 2010)
  • David Thompson, CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
  • Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Thomas J Bliley Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Xavier Arens, composer, dies at 75
1932 Highlights

About January 28, 1932

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius