On This Day

Events in Music in 1932

  • Jan 10 "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 3 "Shanghai Express" directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook and Anna Mae Wong premieres in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 17 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

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
  • Dec 27 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City