On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1932

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)
1932 Highlights

About June 17, 1932

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini