On This Day

What Happened in November 1932

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 1 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Wernher von Braun
  • Nov 2 The "Great Emu War" begins: Australian soldiers armed with Lewis Guns sought to cull the Emu population over crop destruction in Campion district, Western Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 6 German election - KPD defeats NSDAP
  • Nov 7 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
  • Nov 8 "Make Mine Music" debuts

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Amidst the Great Depression, Democrat candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of the United States, defeating Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Nov 9 Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
  • Nov 9 Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
  • Nov 12 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion
  • Nov 15 Walt Disney Art School created
  • Nov 17 German government of von Papen resigns
  • Nov 18 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Nov 18 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. "Grand Hotel" and Helen Hayes also win.

  • Nov 19 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Shaft & Thyssen demand Adolf Hitler become German chancellor

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 20 Earthquake at Uden Netherlands
  • Nov 22 Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered
  • Nov 24 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 27 Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Nov 29 France & USSR sign non-aggression pact
  • Nov 29 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 John Clark, British actor and director (The Two of Us, Saint Joan), born in London, England
  • Nov 1 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Henri Namphy, President of Haiti (1986-88), born in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
  • Nov 2 Romano Mazzoli, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1971-95), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 2 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 George Sholty, American harness driver (2,934 career wins; $20 million+ purse money), born in Logansport, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Nov 3 Thomas J Manton, (Rep-D-NY, 1985- )
  • Nov 4 David Shipman, English film historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Nov 4 Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (1992-2004), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • Nov 5 Arthur L. Liman, American trial lawyer (Oliver North), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 5 Salvatore Bonanno, American mafioso and son of crime boss Joseph Bonanno, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Nov 6 Stonewall Jackson, American country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Nov 6 Ron Saunders, English soccer striker (Portsmouth) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, Birmingham City), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 7 Yrrah [Harry Lammertink], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Nov 8 Richard E. Lawyer, American astronaut, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 8 Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), born in Versailles, France (d. 2018)
  • Nov 8 Ben Bova, American sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 9 Marian Christy, American author (Invasions of Privacy), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Nov 10 Roy Scheider, American actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • Nov 11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 13 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956), born in Libiš, Czech Republic
  • Nov 13 Richard Mulligan, American actor (Soap, Empty's Nest, Big Bus), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom tien)
  • Nov 14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 15 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • Nov 15 [Sally] Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter (Downtown, My Love), born in Epsom, England
  • Nov 16 Barbara Romack, American golfer (US Curtis Cup team 1954, 56, 58), born in Sacramento, CA (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 John Barnes Chance, American composer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Nov 20 Richard Dawson, British-American actor, comedian, and game show host (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), born in Gosport, Hampshire (d. 2012)
  • Nov 21 Jim Ringo, American NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Nov 21 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (Symphony and Antiphony), born in Copenhagen; (d. 2016)
  • Nov 22 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 22 Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
  • Nov 23 Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)
  • Nov 23 Michel David-Weill, French investment banker
  • Nov 24 Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)
  • Nov 26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)
  • Nov 26 Marten Beinema, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Nov 27 Benigno Aquino Jr, Philippine opposition leader; assassinated
  • Nov 28 Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
  • Nov 28 Terence Frisby, English actor and playwright (There's a Girl in My Soup), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Nov 28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Antoine Tisne, composer
  • Nov 29 Diane Ladd, American actress (Chinatown, Wild Angels, Wild at Heart), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Nov 29 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1998)

Person of interestJacques Chirac

Nov 29 Jacques Chirac, French politician (President of France, 1995-2007), born in Paris, France (d. 2019)

President of France Jacques Chirac
President of France
Jacques Chirac
  • Nov 29 Stephen A. DiMauro, American thoroughbred racing jockey, trainer, breeder and owner (Eclipse Award 1975; Lady Pitt, Dearly Precious, Nassipour, Wajima), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Nov 30 David Lightbown, British politician and government whip
  • Nov 30 Cho Namchul, South Korean professional Go player (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Belle Bennett, American actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask), dies of cancer at 41
  • Nov 9 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian woman who was the 2nd wife of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, commits suicide at 31
  • Nov 16 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • Nov 21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • Nov 21 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, dies at 68
  • Nov 22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • Nov 23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • Nov 27 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), dies at 36