What Happened in September 1932

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
  • Sep 3 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx smashes his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season; joins Babe Ruth & Hack Wilson
  • Sep 4 PGA Championship, Keller GC: Olin Dutra wins the first of 2 major titles, beating Frank Walsh 4 & 3
  • Sep 5 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger
  • Sep 7 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
  • Sep 9 Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
  • Sep 9 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
  • Sep 9 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
  • Sep 9 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)
  • Sep 10 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: American Ellsworth Vines successfully defends his title; beats Frenchman Henri Cochet 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
  • Sep 10 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • Sep 10 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm.
  • Sep 12 Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit HR
  • Sep 12 German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
  • Sep 13 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
  • Sep 14 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
  • Sep 16 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Sep 18 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign
  • Sep 20 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
  • Sep 20 Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer

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Sep 20 Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Sep 22 Hungarian government of Károlyi falls

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Sep 23 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud merges the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud

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Sep 24 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Sep 25 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
  • Sep 25 Poona Act signed by Madan Mohan Malaviya and B R. Amedkar in India, reserving legislative seats for depressed classes (untouchables)
  • Sep 28 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • Sep 29 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Sep 3 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 3 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Sep 4 Carlos Romero Barceló, Puerto Rican politician (5th Governor of Puerto Rico), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 4 Dinsdale Landen, English actor (The Mask of Janus), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 4 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Sep 6 Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, 6th Earl Cawdor, British large landowner (d. 1933)
  • Sep 6 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)
  • Sep 7 John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born onboard ship in the waters near Genoa, Italy (d. 2003)

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Sep 8 Patsy Cline, American country singer (Crazy), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Sep 9 Sylvia Miles, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 10 Bo Goldman, American screenwriter
  • Sep 11 Sonny [Herbert Leon] Callahan, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Bob Packwood, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Oregon), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 11 Peter Anderson, English footballer (Plymouth Argyle), born in Devonport, England
  • Sep 13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • Sep 14 Harry Sinden, Canadian NHL player and coach (Team Canada), born in Weston, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 14 Joshua Culbreath, American 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 14 John Tembo, Malawian politician (President of the Malawi Congress Party), born in Dedza District, Malawi
  • Sep 16 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
  • Sep 16 Joan Tabor, American actress (Teenage Millionaire), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 1968)
  • Sep 17 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (1972-95), born in Rayyan (d. 2016)
  • Sep 18 Jack Mullaney, American actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Sep 18 Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33), born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 2002)
  • Sep 18 Valery Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37), born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • Sep 19 Mike Royko, American journalist (Chicago Daily News) and author (Boss), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Sep 21 Don Preston, American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 22 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • Sep 24 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1998)
  • Sep 24 Dominique Michel, French-Canadian comedian, born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
  • Sep 25 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist (sued Steinway Piano), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)
  • Sep 25 Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Sep 26 Manmohan Singh, Indian politician, 13th Prime Minister of India (2004-14), born in Gah, British India
  • Sep 26 Clifton Williams, American major and NASA astronaut, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1967)
  • Sep 26 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 26 Richard Herd, American actor (V: The Final Battle), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 27 Mario Bertoncini, composer
  • Sep 27 Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Company
  • Sep 27 Roger C. Carmel, American actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1986)
  • Sep 27 Oliver E. Williamson, American economist
  • Sep 27 Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 27 Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Sep 28 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canadian sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • Sep 28 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • Sep 29 Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International
  • Sep 29 Jeremy Isaacs, general director (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
  • Sep 29 Mary Moon, Headmistress (Manchester High School for Girls)
  • Sep 29 Peter Stormonth Darling, CEO (Mercury Asset Management Group)
  • Sep 29 Robert Benton, American writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • Sep 29 Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter and graphic artist (pop art)
  • Sep 29 Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004)
  • Sep 29 Rainer Weiss, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 30 Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)
  • Sep 30 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30 Actor and director Ray Milland (27) weds Muriel Frances Weber


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies
  • Sep 5 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • Sep 10 Percy Fletcher, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • Sep 13 Julius Rontgen, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Paul Gorguloff, murderer of French President Doumer, beheaded
  • Sep 14 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 15 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 16 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • Sep 20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Wovoka, Paiute visionary