On This Day

Historical Events in June 1932

Historic Event

Jun 1 Franz von Papen becomes Reich Chancellor of Germany

  • Jun 2 German Chancellor Franz von Papen forms his "Cabinet of the Barons"
  • Jun 2 Fisherman George W. Perry catches the world record largemouth bass, weighing in at 22 pounds, 4 ounces, at Lake Montgomery, Georgia
  • Jun 3 John McGraw, who came to NY in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants

Baseball Record

Jun 3 Future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig first to hit 4 consecutive HRs in a MLB game; NY Yankees beat Philadelphia A's, 20-13 at Shibe Park

  • Jun 4 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 4 Edouard Herriot becomes Premier of France
  • Jun 4 Chilean coup led by Colonel Marmaduke Grove against President Juan Esteban Montero
  • Jun 6 Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
  • Jun 6 The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ยข/L) sold
  • Jun 6 French Championships Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet wins 7th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats Giorgio de Stefani of Italy 6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Sports History

Jun 6 37th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (7-5, 6-1)

  • Jun 7 At 47, Brooklyn pitcher Jack Quinn becomes oldest player in MLB history to record an extra-base hit (double) as the Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 9-2
  • Jun 10 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Jun 10 British Open Men's Golf, Prince's GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith
  • Jun 13 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
  • Jun 14 German government of von Papen forms
  • Jun 16 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights

Presidential Convention

Jun 16 US President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Republican Convention

  • Jun 16 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • Jun 17 Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
  • Jun 17 Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the US Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits
  • Jun 19 1st concert given in San Francisco's Stern Grove
  • Jun 19 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
  • Jun 20 A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
  • Jun 21 German champion Max Schmeling loses NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight boxing titles in controversial split points decision to American Jack Sharkey in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a federal offense (amended 1934)
  • Jun 22 NL finally approves players wearing numbers
  • Jun 23 St Louis Browns beat NY Yankees, 14-10; Lou Gehrig's 1,103rd consecutive game in a Yankees uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 24 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
  • Jun 25 US Open Men's Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: Reigning British Open champion Gene Sarazen shoots tournament record final round 66 to beat Bobby Cruikshank and Philip Perkins by 3 strokes
  • Jun 25 Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's, London (England initially rattled but go on to win)
  • Jun 29 USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty