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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1932.
The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1932: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1932?


Events

  • 02 May 1932 Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)
  • 03 May 1932 24 tourists begin first air-charter holiday (London, England, to Basle, Switzerland).
  • 04 May 1932 Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
  • 05 May 1932 Japan and China sign a peace treaty.
  • 07 May 1932 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
  • 09 May 1932 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
  • 10 May 1932 Government declares "Wilhelmus" Netherlands national anthem.
  • 12 May 1932 Body of kidnapped Son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • 13 May 1932 Russian Composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar
  • 14 May 1932 We Want Beer! parade in New York
  • 15 May 1932 The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d'etat, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
  • 17 May 1932 US Congress changes the name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico".
  • 20 May 1932 Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria.
  • 21 May 1932 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands
  • 23 May 1932 Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hour record of 860 mi, 367 yards
  • 26 May 1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo.
  • 28 May 1932 Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)
  • 29 May 1932 World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.

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Movies

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The Rich Are Always with Us

The Rich Are Always with Us

Release year: 1932

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Bette Davis, John Miljan

Two Seconds

Two Seconds

Release year: 1932

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Vivienne Osborne, Guy Kibbee, Preston Foster

State's Attorney

State's Attorney

Release year: 1932

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Starring: John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond, William 'Stage' Boyd

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

Release year: 1932

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy, Richard Cromwell, Guy Kibbee

The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

Release year: 1932

Directed by: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason

Starring: Harry Carey, Hobart Bosworth, Frank Coghlan Jr., Edwina Booth