On This Day

Historical Events in 1932 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 342 of 342

  • Jul 18 US and Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
  • Jul 20 In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House
  • Jul 20 Franz von Papen launches a coup against the Prussian government
  • Jul 27 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death

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Jul 28 US President Herbert Hoover uses federal troops to evict the Bonus Army (WWI veterans and their families) from their encampment, 4 die

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jul 28 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Béla Lugos is released in the US
  • Jul 29 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans
  • Jul 30 X Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, USA
  • Jul 31 27th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Jean Borotra beats American Wilmer Allison 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 to give France unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2
  • Jul 31 Cleveland Indians christen their new home, Municipal Stadium before more than 76,000 fans; lose opener, 1-0 to the Philadelphia A's
  • Jul 31 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)
  • Jul 31 26th Tour de France: French cyclist André Leducq wins after tallying 6 stage victories; his second Tour triumph (1930)
  • Aug 1 George Washington quarter goes into circulation
  • Aug 2 Charlie Grimm replaces future Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs

CameraFamous Photo

Aug 2 Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron, the first known antiparticle

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Aug 3 Official automatic timing & photo-finish camera for track events is used for the 1st time at Los Angeles Olympics, instrumental in changing 110m hurdles final, review gives Donald Finley bronze ahead of American Jack Keller

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Aug 5 Clyde Barrow and two associates kill Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his deputy, Eugene C. Moore, the first time the Barrow gang kills a lawman

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Aug 6 1st Venice Film Festival opens, the world's oldest film festival
  • Aug 10 A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

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Aug 13 Adolf Hitler refuses President von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor of Germany

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • Aug 14 X Summer Olympic Games close in Los Angeles, USA
  • Aug 14 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • Aug 14 Philips makes 1 millionth radio
  • Aug 18 Auguste Piccard and Max Cosyns reach 16,201m in a balloon launched from Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Aug 18 Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic
  • Aug 19 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark 6-2, 6-2 for her first of 4 straight US singles crowns
  • Aug 21 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
  • Aug 22 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts

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Aug 24 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

  • Aug 25 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
  • Aug 27 200,000 English textile workers strike
  • Aug 27 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
  • Aug 29 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • Aug 29 United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 30 Hermann Goering elected Chairman of the Reichstag

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

  • 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 Men's Golf, 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 National Championship Men's Tennis, 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
  • Oct 1 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists

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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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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.

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

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 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

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Oct 19 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Oct 19 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
  • 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
  • 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

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Oct 25 Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 29 French liner Normandie is launched

  • Oct 31 Greek government of Venizelos falls

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 1 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Wernher von Braun
  • Nov 2 The "Great Emu War" begins: Australian soldiers armed with Lewis Guns sought to cull the Emu population over crop destruction in Campion district, Western Australia
  • Nov 5 Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts
  • Nov 6 German election - KPD defeats NSDAP
  • Nov 7 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
  • Nov 8 "Make Mine Music" debuts
  • Nov 8 Amidst the Great Depression, Democrat candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of the United States, defeating Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover
  • Nov 9 Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
  • Nov 9 Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
  • Nov 12 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion
  • Nov 15 Walt Disney Art School created
  • Nov 17 German government of von Papen resigns
  • Nov 18 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Nov 18 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. "Grand Hotel" and Helen Hayes also win.

  • Nov 19 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
  • Nov 19 Shaft & Thyssen demand Adolf Hitler become German chancellor
  • Nov 20 Earthquake at Uden Netherlands
  • Nov 22 Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered
  • Nov 24 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

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Nov 26 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 27 Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty

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Nov 28 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Nov 29 France & USSR sign non-aggression pact
  • Nov 29 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 2 "Adventures of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network
  • Dec 2 Australia ends Day 1 of controversial 'Bodyline' cricket series v England at 290/6 in Sydney; Stan McCabe 127no (finishes at 187no); notorious England fast bowler Harold Larwood takes 4 wickets; England wins by 10 wickets
  • Dec 3 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers defeat Regina Roughriders, 25-6 for their 5th Championship
  • Dec 3 Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
  • Dec 4 Kurt von Schleicher succeeds Franz von Papen as Reich Chancellor of Germany

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Dec 5 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Dec 7 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
  • Dec 10 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
  • Dec 10 The "Great Emu War" ends: Emu's surprising resilience to bullets led to Emu victory over Australian military in Campion district, Western Australia
  • Dec 11 San Francisco's coldest day (27°F) - it snows
  • Dec 12 S N Behrman's "Biography" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 12 USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
  • Dec 14 French government of Herriot falls
  • Dec 17 Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll
  • Dec 18 National Football League Championship; Playoff, Chicago Stadium: Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0
  • Dec 19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • Dec 20 Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
  • Dec 21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 22 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers 1st joint movie "Flying Down to Rio," directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 22 "The Mummy" directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US - 1st Mummy horror film

  • Dec 24 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
  • Dec 25 7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275

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Dec 25 During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Dec 27 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City
  • Dec 30 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG
  • Dec 31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC