What Happened on May 21, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st Curtis Cup: US wins, 5½-3½ at Wentworth Club (Wentworth, England)

Historic DiscoveryAmelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic

After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman
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Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
  • John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
  • Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer