On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1932

Historical Events

  • 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.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBob Packwood

Bob Packwood, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Oregon), born in Portland, Oregon

US Senator Bob Packwood
US Senator
Bob Packwood
  • Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • Peter Anderson, English footballer (Plymouth Argyle), born in Devonport, England
  • Sonny [Herbert Leon] Callahan, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama), born in Mobile, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
1932 Highlights

About September 11, 1932

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo