Events in Music in 1932

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

Film Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

Music History

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

Music 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

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

Film Premiere

Dec 29 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers' 1st joint movie "Flying Down to Rio," directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC