On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1932

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • German champion Max Schmeling loses world heavyweight title in split points decision to Jack Sharkey in New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, born in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
  • Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, Argentine-American composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), born in Mansfield, Louisiana (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist and the first African American to achieve the level of world champion (1899 world track championships), dies from a heart attack at 53