On This Day

Historical Events in October 1932

  • Oct 1 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists

Sports History

Oct 1 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5

  • Oct 2 New York Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time; Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they rout Chicago Cubs, 13-6 at Wrigley Field
  • Oct 2 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play franchise's debut NFL game; lose 14-0 to Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field
  • Oct 3 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • Oct 4 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
  • Oct 5 With new ownership Detroit Falcons officially change name to Detroit Red Wings, and the Winged Wheel is introduced; previous names Cougars (1926-30), Falcons (1930-32)
  • Oct 8 The Indian Air Force is established

Historic Event

Oct 9 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin expels Lev Kamenev and Grigory Zinoviev from the Communist Party after a power struggle

  • Oct 10 "Betty & Bob" premieres on radio
  • Oct 10 Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world's biggest)
  • Oct 11 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC
  • Oct 15 Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight
  • Oct 18 Belgium government of Renkin falls
  • Oct 19 Austria forbids demonstration by Nazis & anti fascists
  • Oct 19 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union

Radio Premiere

Oct 19 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

  • Oct 20 Journalist Robert Trout joins CBS
  • Oct 22 Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
  • Oct 22 George Kaufman & Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8" premieres in NYC

Film Premiere

Oct 22 Film "Red Dust" directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor premieres

  • Oct 23 "Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio
  • Oct 24 British government signs trade treaty with USSR
  • Oct 25 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant

Historic Event

Oct 25 Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

  • Oct 29 French liner Normandie is launched

Historic Event

Oct 31 Greek government of Venizelos falls