On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1932

Historical Events

  • 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • Cubs' future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli; no charges laid

Famous Birthdays

  • Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
1932 Highlights

About July 6, 1932

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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