On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

37th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • French Championships Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet wins 7th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats Giorgio de Stefani of Italy 6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
  • Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
  • The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ยข/L) sold

Famous Birthdays

  • Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), born in Coventry, Warwickshire (d. 2014)
  • David R Scott, American USAF Colonel and astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, born in London, England (d. 2017)