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1932 Historical Event(s)
- February 17, 1932 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- February 29, 1932 – TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William “Alfalfa” Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States.
- March 1, 1932 – The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
- April 5, 1932 – Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores.
- April 23, 1932 – The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
- July 20, 1932 – 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.
- July 28, 1932 – U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.
- August 22, 1932 – The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
- September 29, 1932 – Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.
- December 18, 1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yd long.
Who Were Born On 1932?
- January 1, 1932 – Giuseppe Patanè, Italian opera conductor (d. 1989)
- March 2, 1932 – Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (d. 2011)
- March 9, 1932 – Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor
- April 10, 1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor
- May 25, 1932 – K. C. Jones, American professional basketball player and coach
- June 5, 1932 – Christy Brown, Irish author (d. 1981)
- July 4, 1932 – Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
- July 16, 1932 – Max McGee, American football player (d. 2007)
- October 27, 1932 – Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (d. 2007)
- November 1, 1932 – Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach