On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1932

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the US Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits
  • Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Ibbotson, English 5K runner (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 2017)
  • John Murtha, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in New Martinsville, West Virginia (d. 2010)