What Happened on July 2, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ellsworth Vines beats hometown favourite Bunny Austin 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 for his only Wimbledon title

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th of 8 titles

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)
  • Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Famous Weddings

  • 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