Historical Events in March 1932

  • Mar 1 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

Historic Event

Mar 1 The "Lindbergh kidnapping", 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh kidnapped from home in East Amwell, New Jersey, found dead 12 May

  • Mar 2 Australian golf trick-shot artist Joe Kirkwood posts an incredible 83 using only his putter over 18 holes at Belleaire, Florida; round includes 6 pars and 1 birdie
  • Mar 7 Riots at Ford factory in Dearborn, Michigan, 4 killed

Historic Event

Mar 9 Eamon De Valera becomes President of Ireland

  • Mar 9 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria

Historic Event

Mar 17 German police raid Adolf Hitler's Nazi headquarters

Sports History

Mar 17 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz registers his 334th career point with an assist in a 10-4 win v NY Americans; passes Cy Denneny as NHL leader for career points

  • Mar 18 91st Grand National: Tim Hamey wins aboard 50/1 outsider Forbra
  • Mar 19 England beats Scotland, 16-3 at Twickenham, London to force a 3-way share with Wales and Ireland of renewed Home Nations Rugby Championship; France expelled, alleged professionalism
  • Mar 19 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 20 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
  • Mar 24 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
  • Mar 27 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt

Radio Premiere

Mar 29 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program

  • Mar 31 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
  • Mar 31 Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine