On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1932

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Leonard, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (ABA C'ship 1970, 72, 73; Indiana Pacers) & point guard (Minneapolis/LA Lakers, Chicago Packers/Zephyrs), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 2021)
  • Hal Riney, American advertising executive, born in Seattle Washington (d. 2008)
  • Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (1996)
  • Quino [Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón], Argentine cartoonist (Mafalda), born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical (Missa Pro Pace), and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Ukraine) (d. 2013)
1932 Highlights

About July 17, 1932

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer