On This Day

October 1932 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
  • Oct 3 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • Oct 4 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
  • 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 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 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

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Oct 31 Greek government of Venizelos falls

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish paramilitary and political leader of Sinn Féin, born in Longford, Ireland (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director
  • Oct 5 Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the West Coast in Congress), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 6 Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)
  • Oct 7 Joannes M Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond, born in Oeffelt, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Jake Edwin Garn, American politician (US Senate-R-Utah, 1974-93) and NASA astronaut (STS-51-D), born in Richfield, Utah
  • Oct 14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist, born in Kolomna, Russia (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, born in Rotterdam (d. 1977)
  • Oct 16 John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • Oct 18 Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
  • Oct 23 Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 24 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (1991), born in Paris, France (d. 2007)

Person of interestRobert Mundell

Oct 24 Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and Nobel laureate (1999) "father of the euro", born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • Oct 26 Anthony Beilenson, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1977-97), born in New York (d. 2017)

Person of interestSylvia Plath

Oct 27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • Oct 30 Barun De, Indian historian, born in Calcutta, India (d. 2013)

Weddings in History

  • Oct 4 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna

Deaths in History

  • Oct 19 Lindley M. Garrison, American lawyer and 46th U.S. Secretary of War (1913-16), dies at 67
  • Oct 22 Anna Dickinson, dies just a week shy of her 90th birthday
  • Oct 29 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), dies at 74
  • Oct 30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87