Monday 24 October 1932
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre-Gilles de Gennes and Pierre-Gilles Gennes.
Night After Night, directed by Archie Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932
while The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Talkie Songs.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Pierre-Gilles de Gennes: French physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007).
- Pierre-Gilles Gennes: French physicist; won a Nobel Prize for Physics 1991 for studying boundary lines between order and disorder.
- Guy Pauthe: France sport Champion.
- Stephen Covey: American author and educator (d. 2012).
- Adrian Mitchell: English journalist author poet and playwright (d. 2008).
- Robert Mundell: Canadian economist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- British government signs trade treaty with USSR
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