On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1932

Historical Events

  • German champion Max Schmeling loses NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight boxing titles in controversial split points decision to American Jack Sharkey in NYC, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • (Boris) "Lalo" Schifrin, Argentine-American jazz pianist and composer (Mission Impossible; Caveman), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, born in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
  • Jamil Nasser [George Joyner], American jazz double and electric bassist, and tuba player, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • O. C Smith, American jazz singer ("Little Green Apples"), born in Mansfield, Louisiana (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist (first African-American world champion; 1899 World Track C'ships), dies from a heart attack at 53
1932 Highlights

About June 21, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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