News and Events of 1932

World Events

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Herbert C. Hoover
Vice President: Charles Curtis
Population: 124,840,471

More U.S. Statistics...

Economics

Federal spending:   $4.66 billion
Consumer Price Index:   13.7
Unemployment:   24.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02 ($0.03 as of 7/6/32)


Sports

World Series
NY Yankees d. Chicago Cubs (4-0)
Stanley Cup
Toronto d. NY Rangers (3-0)
Wimbledon
Women: Helen Moody d. H. Jacobs (6-3 6-1)
Men: Ellsworth Vines d. H. Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Burgoo King
NCAA Football Champions
USC (CFRA, NCF, HF) (10-0-0) & Michigan (DS) (8-0-0)
1932 Summer Olympics
1932 Winter Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
Drama: Of Thee I Sing, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, and Ira Gershwin

Oscars awarded in 1932
Academy Award, Best Picture: Grand Hotel (MGM)

Nobel Prize for Literature: John Galsworthy (UK)

More Entertainment Awards...

Events

  • Jazz composer Duke Ellington writes "It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing," a song that presaged the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall opens.

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Irving Langmuir (US), for work in realm of surface chemistry

Physics: In 1933, the prize for 1932 was awarded to Werner Heisenberg (Germany), for creation of the quantum mechanics

Physiology or Medicine: Sir Charles Sherrington (UK) and Edgar D. Adrian (US), for discoveries of the function of the neuron

or enter a year:
 


highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks