On This Day

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)

PlaneAmelia 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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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

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