January 3 - British arrest and intern Mohandas Gandhi and Vallabhai Patel.
January 8 - In Britain the Archbishop of Canterbury forbids church remarriage of divorcees.
January 12 - Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
January 15 - Pierre Laval forms a new government in France.
January 15 - About 6 million unemployed in Germany.
January 26 - British submarine M-2 sinks with all 50 hands.
January 28 - Japan occupies Shanghai.
January 29 - Minority government of Karl Mureschi in Austria ends the governmental crisis.
January 31 - Japanese warships arrive in Nanking.
February 2 - General convention of disarmament begins in Geneva.
February 2 - League of Nations again recommends negotiations between the Republic of
China and Japan.
February 4 - Japan occupies Harbin, China.
February 11 - Pope Pius XI meets Benito Mussolini in the Vatican City.
February 18 - Japan declares Manzhouguo (Japanese name for Manchuria) formally
independent from China.
February 27 - Adolf Hitler gains the citizenship of Germany prior to elections.
February 27 - Mäntsälä Rebellion in Finland.
March 1 - Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, the baby son of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and
Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped.
March 9 - Eamon de Valera is elected President of the Executive Council. It is the first
change of government in the Irish Free State in 10 years.
March 18 - Peace negotiations between China and Japan begin.
March 19 - Sydney Harbour Bridge opens.
March 20 - Graf Zeppelin begins a regular route to South America.
April 6 - U.S. president Herbert Hoover supports armament limitations.
April 10 - Paul von Hindenburg elected president of Germany. Adolf Hitler receives
over 13 million votes.
April 17 - Haile Selassie announces an anti-slavery law in Abyssinia.
May 6 - Paul Gordulof assassinates French president Paul Doumer in Paris - Doumer
dies the next day.
May 10 - Albert Lebrun becomes the new president of France.
May 12 - Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found
dead in Hopewell, New Jersey just a few miles from the Lindbergh's home.
May 13 - The Premier of New South Wales, Jack Lang, is dismissed by the
State Governor, Sir Phillip Game.
May 15 - Japanese troops leave Shanghai; May 15 incident occurs..
May 16 - Massive riots between hindus and muslims in Bombay - thousands dead and injured.
May 18 - Assassination of Japanese prime minister Tsuyoshi Inukai.
May 20-21 - Amelia Earhart flies from USA to Londonderry, Northern Ireland
in 14 hours 54 minutes.
May 30 - German chancellor Heinrich Brüning resigns. President Hindenburg takes
Franz von Papen to form a new government.
June - 15,000 World War I veterans march in Washington, DC.
June 4 - Military coup in Chile.
June 6 - The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United
States (1 cent per gallon sold).
June 14 - Bans against SS and SA overturned in Germany.
June 20 - Benelux customs union negotiated.
June 24 - after a relatively bloodless military rebellion, Siam becomes a
July 5 - António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the fascists prime minister of
Portugal (for the next 36 years).
July 7 - French submarine Sromethee sinks off Cherbourg - 66 dead.
July 17 - Bloody Sunday of Altona in Germany - armed communists attack
a national socialist demonstration - 18 dead. Many other political street fights follow.
July 28 - US President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly
evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, DC.
US troops dispersed the last of the "Bonus Army" the next day.
August 6 - first Venice Film Festival.
August 18 - Auguste Piccard reaches altitude of 16.500 meters with an air balloon.
August 30 - Hermann Göring elected as a chairman of German senate.
August 31 - Total solar eclipse visible from northern Canada through NE Vermont,
New Hampshire, SW Maine, and the Capes of Massachusetts.
September 9 - The Generalitat reinstaurated, Catalonia regains political autonomy
inside the 2nd Spanish Republic from September 25.
September 20 - Mohandas Gandhi begins an hunger strike in Poona prison.
September 28 - According to Prussian statistics, 115 people have been killed in
political riots during the year.
October 19 - Wedding of Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla
November 1 - San Francisco Opera House opened.
November 7 - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio for the first time.
November 8 - U.S. presidential election, 1932: Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats
Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory.
November 9 - Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland - 12
dead, 60 injured.
November 11 - Tornado and huge waves kills about thousand in Santa Crus del Sure in Cuba.
November 19 - Second wife of Josef Stalin is found dead in her home.
November 21 - German president Hindenburg begins negotiations with Adolf Hitler
about the formation of a new government.
November 24 - In Washington, DC, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory
(better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
December 3 - Hindenburg names Kurt von Schleicher as a German chancellor.
December 12 - Japan and Soviet Union reform their diplomatic connections.
December 25 - Earthquake in Kansu province in China - 70,000 dead.
Saudi Arabia declared as a unified nation with Abdul Aziz as a king
Female suffrage in Brazil.
Norway annexes northern Greenland.
Chaco war between Bolivia and Paraguay.
In the next five years, Dr Morris Bolber and associates successfully murder and collect
the insurance money for more than 30 victims.
Mars candy bar.
The Kennedy-Thorndike experiment shows that measured time as well as length are
affected by motion, in accordance with the theory of special relativity.
Chadwick discovers the neutron.
Geneticist J. B. S. Haldane publishes The Causes of Evolution and thereby unifies the
findings of Mendelian genetics with those of evolutionary science.
Second Polar Year,
an international scientific collaboration.Year in topic
1932 in film
One Hour with You.
January 30 - 9-year-old Jackie Cooper signs a movie contract that gives him $50.000
Shirley Temple's film career begins.
1932 in literature
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World.
1932 in music
British composer Thomas Beecham founds London Philharmonic Orchestra.
1932 in sports
February 4 - 1932 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.
July 30 - August 14 - 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
1932 in television
July 22 - First BBC TV-broadcasts.
August 15 - CBS begins The Wide World Review.
November 8 - For the first time, a television network (CBS) reports on the presidential
election, with commentary, vote tallys, and still cartoons of the politicians.
RCA demonstrates an electronic television system.
June 18 Fédération Internationale de Basketball founded.Births
January 3 - Dabney Coleman
January 4 - Carlos Saura
January 5 - Umberto Eco
, Italian semiotic scholar and author.
January 5 - Raisa Gorbachev
, Soviet political consort, (d. 1999).
January 16 - Dian Fossey
, zoologist (d. 1985).
January 18 - Robert Anton Wilson
, US author.
January 22 - Piper Laurie
January 26 - Clement Seymour "Sir Coxsone" Dodd
, Jamaican record producer.
January 30 - Knock Yokoyama
, Japanese comedian and politician.
February 3 - Peggy Ann Garner
, actress (d. 1984).
February 6 - François Truffaut
, French film director (d. 1984).
February 7 - Gay Talese
February 8 - John Williams
, composer, conductor.
February 9 - Gerhard Richter
, painter and graphic artist.
February 11 - Jerome Lowenthal
February 12 - Julian Simon
, economist, author.
February 14 - Alexander Kluge
, author and film director.
February 17 - Adriaan Daleboudt
February 18 - Milos Forman
, film director.
February 22 - Edward Kennedy
, US politician and brother of John F. Kennedy and
Robert F. Kennedy.
February 23 - Majel Barrett
, actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
February 24 - Michel Legrand
February 25 - Faron Young
, country music singer (d. 1996).
February 26 - Johnny Cash
, US country music singer.
February 27 - Elizabeth Taylor
, US actress.
March 4 - Miriam Makeba
March 12 - Andrew Young
, civil rights activist, politician, ambassador to
the United Nations.
March 18 - John Updike
, US author.
April 1 - Gordon Jump
, actor, "Maytag Repairman" (d. 2003).
April 1 - Debbie Reynolds
April 4 - Andrei Tarkovsky
, Russian movie director (d. 1986).
April 4 - Anthony Perkins
, US actor (d. 1992).
April 12 - Tiny Tim
April 23 - Halston
, fashion designer (d. 1990).
April 27 - Casey Kasem
, American disc jockey.
April 27 - Gian-Carlo Rota
, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher.
May 3 - Philippus Gerardus Geenjaar
May 8 - Phyllida Law
May 8 - Sonny Liston
, boxer (d. 1970).
May 21 - Gabriele Wohmann
May 25 - Jeanne Crain
June 12 - Rona Jaffe
June 25 - Peter Blake
June 28 - Pat Morita
July 2 - Dave Thomas
, founder of Wendy's restaurant chain (d. 2002).
July 7 - Marinus van den Houten
July 9 - Donald Rumsfeld
, US Secretary of Defence (2001-present).
July 12 - Otis Davis
, American runner.
July 29 - Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker
, US Senator (1978-1996).
August 2 - Elly Agnes van den Houten
August 2 - Peter O'Toole
, Irish film and stage actor.
August 2 - Lamar Hunt
, American sportsman.
August 6 - Howard Hodgkin
, painter and print-maker.
August 11 - Fernando Arrabal
August 17 - V. S. Naipaul
August 18 - William R. Bennett
, Premier of British Columbia.
September 18 - Nikolai Rukavishnikov
, Soviet cosmonaut.
September 22 - Antje Beije
September 23 - Elisabeth Cornelia Anna van den Houten
September 27 - Oliver E. Williamson
, US economist.
October 19 - Robert Reed
, actor (The Brady Bunch) (d. 1992).
October 20 - Rosey Brown
, Pro Football Hall of Famer (d. 2004).
October 24 - Dingena Everina Johanna (Dina) Scheurwater
October 26 - Eidegenegen Eidagaruwo
, first Angam Baby.
October 28 - Suzy Parker
November 3 - Albert Reynolds
, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.
November 29 - Jacques Chirac
, president of France.
December 9 - Bill Hartack
December 28 - Roy Hattersley
, British politician.
December 28 - Dorsey Burnette
, Rockabilly pioneer (d. 1979).
Unknown date:Blaze Starr
, American stripper and burlesque performer.
Baginda Almutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan
Ismail, later Sultan of Johor and 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.Deaths
January 13 - Anna van den Houten
January 24 - Sir Alfred Yarrow
, shipbuilder, philanthropist.
March 6 - John Philip Sousa
, US band leader, conductor, composer.
March 7 - Aristide Briand
, diplomat, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1928).
March 14 - George Eastman
, camera inventor.
March 31 - Eben Byers
, steel tycoon and Pittsburgh socialite, from radiation poisoning
due to the ingestion of the radium-laced nostrum Radithor over three years. His
gruesome death made front-page news and led to the eventual regulation of
radium and empowerment of the FDA.
April 3 - Wilhelm Ostwald
April 20 - Giuseppe Peano
, Italian mathematician.
April 23 - Maria Alida Hoogendam
April 26 - Hart Crane
, American poet (b. 1899).
May 3 - Charles Fort
, US researcher of the unusual.
May 7 - Paul Doumer
, French president (assassinated).
May 15 - Tsuyoshi Inukai
, Japanese prime minister (assassinated).
July 6 - Kenneth Grahame
, author, The Wind in the Willows.
September 25 - Cornelia Sophia Aarsen
November 9 - Nadezhda Alliluyeva-Stalin
, second wife of Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.
November 10 - Kaatje Verschoor
December 22 - Jan Jacobus (Jan Jakobus) van den Houten
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