What Happened in July 1932

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 45th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-3 6-1)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 1 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 1 NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
  • Jul 2 52nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 2 FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
  • Jul 3 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
  • Jul 3 John McGraw retires from baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 5 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
  • Jul 6 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • Jul 6 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
  • Jul 7 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal
  • Jul 8 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
  • Jul 8 Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucs
  • Jul 9 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • Jul 9 Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
  • Jul 9 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • Jul 10 Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
  • Jul 12 Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
  • Jul 14 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 US President Herbert Hoover cuts own salary 15%

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jul 18 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Ouchy Convention, a customs treaty
  • Jul 18 US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
  • Jul 20 In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.
  • Jul 20 Franz von Papen launches a coup against the Prussian government
  • Jul 27 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death
  • Jul 28 Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
  • Jul 28 US President Herbert Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
  • Jul 28 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Béla Lugos is released in the US
  • Jul 29 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
  • Jul 30 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 31 Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Philadelphia A's beat Indians 1-0
  • Jul 31 George Washington quarter goes into circulation
  • Jul 31 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)
  • Jul 31 26th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Bobby Day, [Robert Byrd], rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jul 1 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)
  • Jul 2 Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 2 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 4 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 5 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
  • Jul 5 Billy Laughlin, American actor (d. 1948)
  • Jul 5 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jul 7 Josef Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (d. 2007)
  • Jul 9 Donald Rumsfeld, politician (involved in Watergate)
  • Jul 9 John Paul Getty II, American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil)
  • Jul 10 Jorgen Becker, German writer, born in Cologne
  • Jul 10 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 11 Alex Hassilev, actor and musician (Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 11 Ron McAnally, horse trainer
  • Jul 11 Bob McGrath, American actor
  • Jul 11 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ( I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • Jul 12 Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist
  • Jul 12 Otis Crandell Davis, Ala, 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jul 13 Per Norgard, Danish composer, born in Gentofte
  • Jul 13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • Jul 13 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Jul 14 Roosevelt Grier, Cuthbert Ga, NFLer (NY Giants)/actor (Movin' On)
  • Jul 15 Nina Van Pallandt, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
  • Jul 16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 Milly Vitale, actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jul 16 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
  • Jul 16 [Dick] Richard L Thornburgh, Penn, US Attorney General (1988-93)
  • Jul 16 Max McGee, American football player (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer
  • Jul 17 Wojciech Kilar, Lwów, Second Polish Republic, composer (The Pianist), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • Jul 18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
  • Jul 19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • Jul 20 Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
  • Jul 20 Otto Schily, German politician
  • Jul 21 Ernie Warlick, American football player
  • Jul 22 Oscar de la Renta, Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
  • Jul 22 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist
  • Jul 22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • Jul 23 Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
  • Jul 24 William D Ruckelshaus, headed Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jul 25 Gibson N Kente, composer
  • Jul 25 Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
  • Jul 27 Beverly B Byron, (Rep-D-MD, 1979- )
  • Jul 27 Curnick M Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises)
  • Jul 28 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], Los Angelas California, playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956)
  • Jul 29 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)
  • Jul 31 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 31 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Jul 31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 31 Sam Coppola, US actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 2 Platinum blonde screen goddess Jean Harlow (21) weds MGM producer Paul Bern (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • Jul 19 "Rebecca" author Daphne DuMaurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
  • Jul 5 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  • Jul 6 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Jessie and Morgiana), dies at 51
  • Jul 7 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, dies at 87
  • Jul 8 Florenz Ziegfeld, US theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies
  • Jul 9 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 9 King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, dies at 77

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • Jul 11 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • Jul 20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 21 Bill Gleason, late 19th century baseball player
  • Jul 22 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Roses Fox, Trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 22 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and radio pioneer (b. 1866)
  • Jul 23 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner (b. 1884)
  • Jul 25 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]
  • Jul 31 Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer, dies at 58