What Happened on July 20, 1932

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

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

Coup d'état

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, Korean avant-garde composer, and 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? 90 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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