On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1932

Historical Events

  • Franz von Papen launches a coup against the Prussian government
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
  • Otto Schily, German politician

Famous Deaths

  • RenĂ© Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
1932 Highlights

About July 20, 1932

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer