On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1932

Historical Events

Sports History

American golfer Walter Hagen wins his 5th and last Western Open in Cleveland, 16 years after he won his first

Historic Event

FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ellsworth Vines beats hometown favourite Bunny Austin 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 for his only Wimbledon title

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Kenneth McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Famous Weddings

Jean Harlow

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

Famous Deaths

  • Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
1932 Highlights

About July 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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