What Happened on October 17, 1932

Famous Birthdays

  • Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1994)
  • Paul Anderson, American light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1956)
  • William J. Hughes, American politician and diplomat (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975-95), born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 2019)
Born in 1932

Famous Deaths

  • Jane Poupelet, French sculptor and graphic artist (la bande à Schnegg), dies at 58
1932 Highlights

About October 17, 1932

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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