On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1932

Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

An injured Babe Ruth entertains the touring Australian cricketers in his private box at Yankee Stadium as his NY Yankees beat Chicago WS, 7-2; 'The Babe' meets 'The Don' (Don Bradman)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

BattleCoup d'état

Franz von Papen launches a coup against the Prussian government

Diplomat and Chancellor Franz von Papen
Diplomat and Chancellor
Franz von Papen
  • 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, Korean video artist (Medium is the Medium; hommage à john cage), born in Seoul, Korea (d. 2006)
  • Otto Schily, German politician

Famous Deaths

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

About July 20, 1932

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer