1932 in the United States

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1932 in the United States
Years: 1929 1930 193119321933 1934 1935

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Events from the year 1932 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

  • April 6 – U.S. president Herbert Hoover supports armament limitations.
  • May 12 – Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.
  • May 20–21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
  • May 29 – The first of approximately 15,000 World War I veterans arrive in Washington, D.C. demanding the immediate payment of their military bonus, becoming known as the Bonus Army.
  • June 6 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States at 1 cent per US gallon (0.26 ¢/L) sold.
  • June 29 – The comedy serial Vic and Sade debuts on NBC Radio.

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • February 24 – Zell Miller, United States Senator from Georgia from 2000 till 2005.
  • March 31 – Thomas Beers, co-founder of the needle-pointing business Sudberry House
  • April 4 – Richard Lugar, United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 till 2013.
  • May 7 – Pete Domenici, United States Senator from New Mexico from 1973 till 2009.
  • June 10 – Bennett Johnston, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1972 till 1997.
  • July 29 – Nancy Landon Kassebaum, United States Senator from Kansas from 1978 till 1997.
  • August 1 – Meir Kahane, American-born Israeli rabbi and ultra-nationalist writer and political figure (died 1990)
  • August 8 – John Culver, United States Senator from Iowa from 1975 till 1981.
  • September 11 – Bob Packwood, United States Senator from Oregon from 1969 till 1995.
  • October 12 – Jake Garn, United States Senator from Utah from 1974 till 1993.
  • November 10 – Roy Scheider, actor and amateur boxer (died 2008)

Deaths[edit]

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