On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1932

Historical Events

  • French liner Normandie is launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Garmaker, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1957-60; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • Ted Nash, American rower (Olympic gold coxless four 1960), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), dies at 74
1932 Highlights

About October 29, 1932

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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