On This Day

1932 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 214

  • Jun 16 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 16 US President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Republican Convention

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jun 17 Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
  • Jun 17 Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the US Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits
  • Jun 19 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
  • Jun 20 A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
  • Jun 22 Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a federal offense (amended 1934)
  • Jun 22 NL finally approves players wearing numbers
  • Jun 24 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
  • Jun 29 USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 1 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 1 NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
  • Jul 2 FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
  • Jul 5 António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the premier and dictator of Portugal (1932-1968), founding the authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) regime
  • Jul 6 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • Jul 8 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22

  • Jul 8 Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucshire
  • Jul 9 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian federal government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • Jul 10 Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
  • Jul 14 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders
  • Jul 15 US President Herbert Hoover cuts own salary 15%
  • Jul 18 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Ouchy Convention, a customs treaty
  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

Jul 20 Franz von Papen launches a coup against the Prussian government

Diplomat and Chancellor Franz von Papen
Diplomat and Chancellor
Franz von Papen
  • Jul 27 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death
  • Jul 28 US President Herbert Hoover uses federal troops to evict the Bonus Army (WWI veterans and their families) from their encampment, 4 die
  • Jul 29 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans
  • Jul 31 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)
  • Aug 1 George Washington quarter goes into circulation

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 ended
  • Sep 9 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
  • Sep 9 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)
  • 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 German government of Papen falls/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 interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Sep 24 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
  • Sep 25 Poona Act signed by Madan Mohan Malaviya and B R. Amedkar in India, reserving legislative seats for depressed classes (untouchables)
  • Sep 29 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 Greek government of Venizelos falls

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos

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 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 17 German government of von Papen resigns
  • 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.
  • Nov 27 Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty
  • Nov 29 France & USSR sign non-aggression pact
  • Dec 3 Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
  • Dec 4 Kurt von Schleicher succeeds Franz von Papen as Reich Chancellor of Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 290

  • May 1 Sandy Woodward [John Forster], English admiral (British Naval Task Force, Falklands War), born in Penzance, Cornwall (d. 2013)
  • May 2 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • May 8 Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
  • May 9 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
  • May 9 Gavin Lyall, British author (Conduct of Major Maxim, The Secret Servant), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2003)
  • May 9 J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
  • May 10 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • May 11 Henriette Santer, Dutch-English clinical psychologist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • May 11 Valentino [Garavani], Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino company, born in Milan, Italy
  • May 14 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • May 17 Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
  • May 17 Colin Hope, British industrialist (Turner and Newall), born in Birkenhead (d. 2015)
  • May 17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • May 18 John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
  • May 19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
  • May 21 John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
  • May 23 John Lyons, Master (Trinity Hall), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • May 24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists), born in Sydenham, London (d. 2019)
  • May 24 James Anderton, British Chief constable (Manchester England), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • May 24 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • May 25 Georgy Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2017)
  • May 25 John Gregory Dunne, American writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • May 27 Jeffrey Bernard, British writer (Spectator Magazine - Low Life), born in Hampstead, london (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • May 29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 31 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (National Fed of Women's Institutes)
  • May 31 George Vallings, British Vice Admiral
  • May 31 Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
  • May 31 Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 1 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • Jun 1 Christopher Lasch, American historian and author (The Culture of Narcissism), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1994)
  • Jun 2 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovyanov, cosmonaut
  • Jun 4 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (Season of the Jew), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Jun 5 Christy Brown, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 6 David R Scott, American USAF Colonel and astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 6 Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 10 J Bennett Johnston, (Sen-D-LA, 1972- )
  • Jun 11 Athol Fugard, South African anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot), born in Middelburg, South Africa
  • Jun 11 Timothy Sainsbury, British politician and businessman
  • Jun 12 Rona Jaffe, American novelist (Mazes & Monsters), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Joe Arpaio, American former sheriff of Maricopa County (1993-2016), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jun 15 Einar K Enevoldson, American Nasa test pilot (X-24B)
  • Jun 15 Mario Cuomo, American politician (Governor-D-NY, 1983-95), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 16 Ralph Robins, CEO (Rolls-Royce)
  • Jun 17 John Murtha, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in New Martinsville, West Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Jun 18 Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jun 18 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)
  • Jun 20 Robert Rozhdestvensky, Soviet poet, born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Jun 21 Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, born in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
  • Jun 24 David McTaggart, co-founder (Greenpeace)
  • Jun 25 Peter Blake, British artist, born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • Jun 27 Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, born in Prenzlau, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz, born in Lille, France (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Jul 5 Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • Jul 9 Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (involved in Watergate), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 10 Jürgen Becker, German writer, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jul 12 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, born in Sheffield (d. 1996)
  • Jul 13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • Jul 16 Richard Thornburgh, 76th United States Attorney General (1988-91) and 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]
  • Jul 17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive, born in Seattle Washington (d. 2008)
  • Jul 20 Otto Schily, German politician
  • Jul 22 Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 2014)
  • Jul 22 William Wilkinson, English conservationist and businessman, born in Warminster, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • Jul 24 William Ruckelshaus, American attorney and first Head of Environmental Protection Agency, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 25 Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Beverly Byron, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Curnick Muzuvukile Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader, born in Matatiele, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises), born in Edinburgh (d.1993)
  • Jul 28 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 1 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Aug 5 Sister Vince Otto, American mental health activist (Vince)
  • Aug 6 Howard Hodgkin, British abstract painter, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Aug 7 Maurice Rabb Jr., American ophthalmologist, born in Shelbyville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
  • Aug 9 John Gomery, Canadian jurist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 11 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • Aug 11 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • Aug 11 Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
  • Aug 11 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • Aug 11 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
  • Aug 11 Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 11 John Gorrie, English director
  • Aug 12 Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
  • Aug 12 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Aug 14 James V. Hansen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2018)
  • Aug 14 Lee Hoffman, American author (The Valdez Horses), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and sci-fi writer (Dragon's Egg, Starquake), born in Geneva, NY (d. 2002)
  • Aug 16 Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh

Person of interestV. S. Naipaul

Aug 17 V.S. Naipaul, British novelist (Middle Passage), born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2018)

Novelist V. S. Naipaul
Novelist
V. S. Naipaul
  • Aug 18 Luc Montagnier, French virologist (Nobel Prize 2008, discovered HIV), born in Chabris, France
  • Aug 19 John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 19 Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont

Weddings in History


Deaths in History