On This Day

Year 1932 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 10 "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
  • Feb 3 "Shanghai Express" directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook and Anna Mae Wong premieres in Los Angeles
  • Feb 17 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 14 Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • May 10 Government declares "Wilhelmus" as the Netherlands' national anthem
  • Jun 19 1st concert given in San Francisco's Stern Grove
  • Nov 8 "Make Mine Music" debuts
  • Nov 29 Cole Porter's musical "Gay Divorcee" opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, later transferred to the Schubert Theater; runs for 248 performances
  • Dec 27 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City
  • Dec 29 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers' 1st joint movie "Flying Down to Rio," directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC

Musicians Married in 1932