On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1932

Historical Events

  • António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the premier and dictator of Portugal (1932-1968), founding the authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) regime

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1948)
  • Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, born in London (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, dies at 51
1932 Highlights

About July 5, 1932

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer