September 1932 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
  • Sep 5 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger
  • Sep 9 Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
  • Sep 9 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ends
  • Sep 9 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
  • Sep 9 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River with 71 killed
  • Sep 10 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
  • Sep 11 Polish aviators Franciszek Żwirko (36) and Stanisław Wigura (31), international 'Challenge 1932' winners, are killed when their RWD- 6 plane crashes in a forest of Těrlicko, Czechoslovakia during a storm enroute to an air meet in Prague
  • Sep 12 German government of Papen falls and the Reichstag dissolved
  • Sep 14 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
  • Sep 16 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Sep 20 Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer

Event of Interest

Sep 20 Mahatma Gandhi begins a hunger strike against the way Hindu untouchables are treated

  • Sep 22 Hungarian government of Károlyi falls

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sep 23 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud merges the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

FDR Visits Los Angeles

Sep 24 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Los Angeles

  • Sep 25 Poona Act signed by Madan Mohan Malaviya and B R. Amedkar in India, reserving legislative seats for depressed classes (untouchables)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Carlos Romero Barceló, Puerto Rican politician (5th Governor of Puerto Rico), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 7 John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born onboard ship in the waters near Genoa, Italy (d. 2003)

Bob Packwood (91 years old)

Sep 11 American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1969-95), born in Portland, Oregon

  • Sep 11 Sonny Callahan [Herbert Leon Callahan], American politician (Rep-R-Alabama 1985-2003), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • Sep 14 John Tembo, Malawian politician (President of the Malawi Congress Party), born in Dedza District, Malawi
  • Sep 17 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (1972-95), born in Rayyan (d. 2016)
  • Sep 18 Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33), born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 2002)
  • Sep 18 Valery Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37), born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • Sep 19 Mike Royko, American journalist (Chicago Daily News) and author (Boss), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Sep 26 Clifton Williams, American Marine Corps major and NASA astronaut, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1967)

Manmohan Singh (91 years old)

Sep 26 Indian politician, 13th Prime Minister of India (2004-14), born in Gah, British India

  • Sep 26 Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident (Moscow 2042), born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • Sep 27 Oliver Williamson, American economist (Nobel Prize for Economics 2009), born in Superior, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • Sep 27 Peter Holmes, British businessman, Chairperson of Royal Dutch Shell, born in Athens (d. 2002)
  • Sep 27 Yash Chopra, Indian director (Waqt), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Michael G. Coney, English-Canadian sci-fi author (Cat Karina), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2005)
  • Sep 29 Peter Stormonth Darling, Scottish investment banker (Mercury Asset Management Group, largest fundmanagement the UK), (d. 2019)
  • Sep 29 Rainer Weiss, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 29 Ronald B. Kitaj, American-British painter and graphic artist (pop art), born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Sep 30 Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo), born in Suma-ku, Kobe, Japan (d. 2022)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 5 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • Sep 5 Paul Bern, German-American director, producer and husband of Jean Harlow, found dead with a gunshot wound at 42
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Żwirko, Polish pilot (co-winner of 'Challenge 1932'), dies in a plane crash at 36
  • Sep 11 Stanislaw Wigura, Polish airplane designer and aviator (co-winner of international 'Challenge 1932'), dies in a plane crash at 31
  • Sep 13 Paul Gorguloff, Russian murderer of French President Paul Doumer, beheaded at 37
  • Sep 16 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • Sep 20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Wovoka [Jack Wilson], American Indian leader of the Paiute and visionary (Ghost Dance religious movement), dies at 75 or 76