On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1932

Historical Events

  • 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
  • Chilean coup led by Colonel Marmaduke Grove against President Juan Esteban Montero
  • Edouard Herriot becomes Premier of France

Famous Birthdays

  • John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2004)
  • John McNamara, American MLB manager (American League Manager of the Year 1986; Boston Red Sox), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2020)
  • Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (Season of the Jew), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
1932 Highlights

About June 4, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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