What Happened on July 20, 1932

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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)