On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1932

Historical Events

  • 1st Curtis Cup for Women's team amateur golf: US wins, 5½-3½ at Wentworth Club (Wentworth, England)

Amelia 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
  • Robert Sherlaw Johnson, British composer and music scholar, born in Sunderland
1932 Highlights

About May 21, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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