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

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

1932 History

Famous Birthdays

John Searle (91 years old)

American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado

  • Morey Carr [Cohen], American pop and novelty singer (The Playmates - "Beep Beep"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • Robert W. Davis, American politician (Rep-R-MI, 1979-93), born in Marquette, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Ted Cassidy (1932-1979)

American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Born in 1932

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer, dies at 58

About July 31, 1932

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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