Saturday 21 May 1932
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include G Wohmann and Robert Sherlaw Johnson.
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- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- G Wohmann: Writer.
- Robert Sherlaw Johnson: Composer.
- John Armitage: principal (College of Saint Hilda and Saint Bede Durham).
- François Gibault: French lawyer and author, an authority on the life and works of Louis-Ferdinand Céline.
- Alexis Philonenko: French historian of philosophy; an Honorary Professor at the University of Caen, the University of Geneva and the University of Rouen, who specializes in German philosophy.
- Jean Stablinski: French road cyclist, a professional rider from 1952 to 1968, winning 105 races. He won the national road championship four times - 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964. He also won the world road championship in 1962 and he won the first Amstel Gold Race in 1966 and Vuelta a España in 1958.
- Gabriele Wohmann: German writer of short stories, novels, poems, radio dramas, TV dramas and essays. Member of group 47.
- Inese Jaunzeme: Latvian javelin thrower and surgeon (d. 2011)
- Billy Wright: English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
- Leonidas Vasilikopoulos: Greek admiral and intelligence chief (d. 2014)
- 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands
- Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
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