On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1932

Historical Events


PlaneAmelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland on her journey to become the 1st woman to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic

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Amelia Earhart not long after she landed in Ireland in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly non-stop solo across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart not long after she landed in Ireland in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly non-stop solo across the Atlantic
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  • Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, dies at 73
1932 Highlights

About May 20, 1932

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus