< MCMXXXII = 1932 >
Events in 1932
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|27 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|6 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|27 February:|| ||Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, is born in Hampstead.|
|27 February:|| ||English physisist James Chadwick finds conclusive evidence for the existence of neutrons in atomic nuclei.|
|14 March:|| ||George Eastman, American inventor, dies in Rochester, New York at age 77.|
|27 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|4 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|20 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|15 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 May:|| ||The Zuiderzee, an inland sea in the Netherlands, becomes the IJsselmeer, freshwater Lake of the IJssel river, when two years earlier than planned the last tidal trench in the Afsluitdijk or Enclosure Dam is closed.|
|16 June:|| ||Frederik van Eeden, Dutch author, dies in Bussum at age 72.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Lord Mayor of Cologne (and future Chancellor of West Germany) Konrad Adenauer opens the first Autobahn or highway for motorized traffic between Cologne and Bonn.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||The Prima Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica opens in Venice as the world's first major film festival with a screening of the American movie “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.|
|23 September:|| ||Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis, dies in London at age 83.|
|23 September:|| ||The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is created by Ibn Saud following the unification of the kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd.|
|3 October:|| ||Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.|
|10 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|16 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1351 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|19 December:|| ||The BBC World Service begins broadcasting, originally named the BBC Empire Service.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1932
American president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, Time Man of the Year.Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Willem Kloos, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1932 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1836, 1864, 1892 and 1904 in the century before it and 1960, 1988 and 2016 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1932 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 May 2013.