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1932 Historical Event(s)
- January 28, 1932 – Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
- February 17, 1932 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- February 18, 1932 – The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
- February 25, 1932 – Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
- May 12, 1932 – Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs’ home.
- June 17, 1932 – Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
- June 24, 1932 – A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People’s Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
- July 30, 1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
- October 8, 1932 – The Indian Air Force is established.
- November 24, 1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
Who Were Born On 1932?
- February 6, 1932 – Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
- February 8, 1932 – Cliff Allison, British racing driver (d. 2005)
- April 5, 1932 – Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
- April 10, 1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor
- May 24, 1932 – Arnold Wesker, English dramatist
- June 4, 1932 – Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (d. 1975)
- August 1, 1932 – Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
- September 25, 1932 – Terry Medwin, Welsh retired footballer
- September 27, 1932 – Gabriel Loubier, Canadian politician
- December 11, 1932 – Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan Contra leader (d. 1991)