On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1932

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Dusan Makavejev, Serbian film director (Man is Not a Bird), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Jake Edwin Garn, American politician (US Senate-R-Utah, 1974-93) and NASA astronaut (STS-51-D), born in Richfield, Utah
  • Joel Mandelbaum, American composer, born in New York
  • Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • Vitold Kreyer, Russian athlete (Olympic bronze, triple jump 1956, 60) and coach (Soviet athletics team 1967–80; head Russian team 2000 Olympics), born in Krasnodar, Russia (d. 2020)
1932 Highlights

About October 12, 1932

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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