1932 in History
January 1 Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio
January 1 Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws
January 2 Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
January 4 Bradman scores 167 for Australia vs. South Africa at the MCG
January 4 British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi and Nehru
January 4 State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
January 7 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Michigan
January 8 Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter
January 10 "Mickey Mouse" and "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
January 10 "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
January 12 France's Laval government falls
January 12 Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
January 12 Philip Barry's "Animal Kingdom," premieres in New York City
January 14 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in U.S. installed, Hialeah
January 14 Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
January 19 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
January 21 U.S.S.R. and Finland stop non-attack treaty
January 22 British Anglicans and Old-Catholic church merge
January 23 El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
January 25 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
January 25 Bradman scores 167 NSW vs. Victoria, 224 minutes, 22 fours
January 26 British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)
January 26 KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
January 28 1st U.S. state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
January 28 Japan occupies Shanghai
January 29 Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
January 30 Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
January 31 U.S. railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
February 1 Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
February 2 Al Capone sent to prison
February 2 Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
February 2 Grimmett takes 14 wickets vs. South Africa (7-116 and 7-83)
February 2 Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
February 4 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
February 4 Japanese troop occupy Harbin, Manchuria
February 6 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
February 6 Fascist coup in the Memel territory
February 9 America enter Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
February 9 U.S. airship Columbia crashes during storm in Flushing, New York
February 11 73 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
February 12 Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
February 13 "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
February 14 South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings vs. Australia (Ironmonger 5-6)
February 15 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
February 15 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hours 53 minutes playing time
February 15 George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "Guy Lombardo Show"
February 15 John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet," premieres in New York City
February 15 U.S. bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
February 16 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree
February 17 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in New York City
February 18 Japan declares Manchuria Independent
February 18 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
February 19 William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
February 20 Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
February 21 Andre Tardieu becomes premier of France
February 21 Camera exposure meter patented, W. N. Goodwin
February 22 Purple Heart award reinstituted
February 24 Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona
February 25 Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
February 27 38 die in coal mine explosion Boissevain, Virginia, USA
February 29 Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland
March 1 Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (20 months), kidnapped in New Jersey
March 7 Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4
March 9 Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland
March 9 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
March 17 German police raid Hitler's nazi-headquarter
March 20 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
March 24 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
March 27 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
March 29 Jack Benny debuts on radio
March 30 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic
March 31 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
March 31 Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine
April 2 Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
April 4 George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good," premieres in New York City
April 4 Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, University of Pittsburgh
April 5 Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
April 9 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep New York Rangers in 3 games
April 12 Emmanuel Chabriers and Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo
April 13 Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
April 14 Bizet, Massine and Miro's "Jeux d'Enfants," premieres in Monte Carlo
April 17 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
April 19 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
April 19 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
April 23 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon
April 24 German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
April 25 Rose Franken's "Another Language," premieres in New York City
April 26 Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris
April 28 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio
April 28 Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced
May 1 1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo
May 2 Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S. Buck (Good Earth)
May 4 Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
May 5 Japan and China sign a peace treaty
May 7 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
May 9 58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
May 9 Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity
May 9 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
May 10 Government declares "Wilhelmus" Netherlands national anthem
May 10 Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes president of France
May 12 Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, New Jersey
May 12 Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney
May 13 Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar
May 14 "We Want Beer!" parade in New York
May 16 Yankees 4th straight shutout to equal record set by Cleveland and Boston
May 17 Congress changes name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"
May 20 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic
May 20 Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria
May 21 1st Curtis Cup: U.S., 5 -3
May 21 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart, lands
May 26 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
May 28 Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)
May 30 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
June 1 Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren
June 2 Franz von Papen "Cabinet of the Baron" premieres
June 3 John McGraw, who came to New York in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants
June 3 Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive home runs; Yankees beat A's 20-13
June 3 Von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament
June 4 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
June 4 Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France
June 6 Carlos Davila coup against President Juan Montero of Chile
June 6 Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
June 6 U.S. Federal gas tax enacted
June 7 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) and bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
June 10 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
June 10 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
June 13 Air force's Marmaduke Brutal becomes leader of revolutionary junta
June 13 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
June 14 German government of von Papen forms
June 16 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights
June 16 President Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
June 16 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks vs. Essex
June 17 Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
June 19 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China PR
June 20 A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
June 21 Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (New York City)
June 21 Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
June 22 NL, finally approves players wearing numbers
June 23 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a New York uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
June 24 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
June 25 36th U.S. Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
June 25 Commencement of India's 1st Test cricket, vs. England at Lord's
June 29 U.S.S.R. and China sign no attack treaty
July 1 45th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (63 61)
July 1 New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago
July 1 New York newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
July 2 52nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (64 62 60)
July 2 Franklin D. Roosevelt makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
July 3 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yankees beat Red Sox 13-2
July 3 John McGraw retires from baseball
July 4 Bradman scores 260, a North American record, vs. Western Ontario
July 5 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
July 6 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
July 6 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
July 7 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal
July 8 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
July 8 Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire vs. Gloucs
July 9 Washington Redskins, then Boston Braves, forms
July 9 Yankees' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park home runs, tying record
July 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
July 14 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders
July 15 President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
July 18 Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands sign Unity treaty
July 18 U.S. and Canada sign a treaty to develop St. Lawrence Seaway
July 27 Paul Gorgoulov, French president Doumer's assassin, sentenced to death
July 28 Battle between unemployed war veterans and federal troops, 4 die
July 28 President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
July 30 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
July 31 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
July 31 Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Philadelphia A's beat Indians 1-0
July 31 George Washington quarter goes into circulation
July 31 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)
August 2 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
August 13 Hitler refuses Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor
August 13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers and wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
August 14 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
August 14 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
August 14 Philips makes 1 millionth radio
August 18 Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon
August 18 Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic
August 19 46th U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (62 62)
August 21 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
August 22 BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
August 24 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
August 25 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
August 27 200,000 English textile workers strike
August 27 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
August 29 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
August 29 United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops
August 30 Hermann Goering elected chairman (Reichstag)
September 1 New York City Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
September 3 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for U.S. Tennis title
September 3 Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th and 51st home runs to become 3rd to hit 50
September 4 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller Golf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
September 7 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
September 9 Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
September 9 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
September 9 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
September 9 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in New York City East River (71 killed)
September 10 52nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Henry E Vines beats Henri Cochet (64 64 64)
September 10 Dodgers Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit home run of the season
September 10 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in New York City
September 12 Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit home run
September 12 German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
September 13 New York Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
September 14 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
September 16 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
September 20 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
September 20 Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer
September 20 Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables
September 22 Hungarian government of Karolyi falls
September 23 Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
September 24 New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
September 25 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in last game of season
September 28 New York Yankees win World Series The winning pitcher is Babe Ruth beating Red Sox 9-3
September 29 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
October 1 NHL readmits Ottawa and drops Pittsburgh
October 1 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
October 1 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points and hits next pitch into center field bleachers
October 2 New York Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
October 2 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
October 3 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
October 4 Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
October 4 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
October 4 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
October 10 "Betty and Bob" premieres on radio
October 10 Dnjepr Dam in U.S.S.R. put into operation (world's biggest)
October 11 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, New York City
October 11 Stalin forces Zinoviev and Kamenev out of Communist Party
October 18 Belgium government of Renkin falls
October 19 Austria forbids demonstration by Nazi's and anti fascists
October 19 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
October 19 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech
October 19 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
October 20 Journalist, Robert Trout, joins CBS
October 22 Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
October 22 George Kaufman and Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8," premieres in New York City
October 23 "Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio
October 23 Pieter G. Marais, South Africa minister of Education/Development aid
October 24 British government signs trade treaty with U.S.S.R.
October 25 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant
October 25 Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years
October 29 French liner Normandie is launched
October 31 Greek government of Venizelos falls
November 1 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
November 5 Mussolini frees 16,000 criminals
November 6 German election - KPD defeats NSDAP
November 7 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
November 7 Bradman scores 238 NSW vs. Victoria, 200 minutes, 32 fours
November 8 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd president for 1st time
November 8 "Make Mine Music," debuts
November 9 Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
November 12 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion
November 15 Walt Disney Art School created
November 17 German government of von Papen, resigns
November 18 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery and Fredric March
November 18 "Flowers and Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
November 19 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
November 19 Shaft and Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor
November 20 Earthquake at Uden Netherlands
November 22 Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered
November 26 Bradman completes 10000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
November 27 Poland and U.S.S.R. signs non-attack treaty
November 28 France and U.S.S.R. signs not-attack treaty
November 28 Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time
November 29 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee," premieres in New York City
November 29 France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union
November 29 U.S.S.R. and France sign no attack treaty
December 2 "Adv of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network
December 3 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
December 3 General Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
December 5 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa
December 7 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
December 10 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
December 11 SF's coldest day (27 degrees F) - it snows
December 12 S N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in New York City
December 12 U.S.S.R. and China resume diplomatic relations
December 14 French government of Herriot falls
December 16 Heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed
December 17 Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree and Ownie Carroll
December 18 Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
December 19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
December 20 Queensland all out 74 vs. Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
December 21 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)
December 21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
December 24 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
December 25 During King George V Christmas dinner speech, his chair collapes
December 26 Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China
December 27 Radio City Music Hall opens (New York City)
December 30 Bradman out for a duck vs. England at cricket MCG
December 31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of New York City