On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1932

Historical Events

  • 26th Tour de France: French cyclist AndrĂ© Leducq wins after tallying 6 stage victories; his second Tour triumph (1930)
  • Cleveland Indians christen their new home, Municipal Stadium before more than 76,000 fans; lose opener, 1-0 to the Philadelphia A's
  • German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)
  • International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Home team wins 6th straight title as Jean Borotra beats American Wilmer Allison 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 for unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2

Famous Birthdays

  • John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)
  • Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )
  • Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Person of interestTed Cassidy

Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)


Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer, dies at 58
1932 Highlights

About July 31, 1932

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo