1932 Newspapers

The 1930s was a time of great economic upheaval in Britain, in the aftermath of the war the country had sunk into The Great Depression. Stories of hardship and political instability combined with tales of sporting victory and scientific innovation paint a real life picture of the good and the bad events that shaped 1932 as an important year in history.

Read about what happened in 1932, the ups and downs, with an original 1932 newspaper from the year from some of the nation’s most trusted newspapers. Historic Newspapers’ archive is the largest in the world, containing over 4 million newspapers from publications such as The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph. Go on a journey back in time and learn about the world and the events that shaped it with true, first hand accounts and reports that filled the black and white pages of the time.

1932 Original Newspaper
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1932 Original Newspaper

1932 Newspaper Headlines

1932 newspaper articles covered pivotal events such as the the US presidential election that saw Roosevelt’s election, as well as the release of Tarzan, and the BBC adopting the name “BBC Empire Service”. These are just some of the 1932 historical events that took place this year. Learn about history as it was told at the time, and see how these events impacted the world.

An authentic newspaper is a great gift idea to commemorate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, especially for someone who loves history. It’s always interesting to look back into the past, as it sheds light on the present and future.

8th January 1932
The Archbishop of Canterbury forbids the church remarriage of divorced persons in Britain.

26th January 1932
The British submarine HMS M2 sinks with all sixty hands.

4th February 1932
The 1932 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.

26th February 1932
Birth of Johnny Cash, American country singer (d. 2003).

19th March 1932
The Sydney Harbour Bridge opens in Australia.

25th March 1932
“Tarzan the Ape Man” opens in cinemas, with Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the title role. Weissmuller will star in a total of twelve ‘Tarzan’ films.

16th May 1932
Massive riots between Hindus and Muslims take place in Bombay, leaving thousands dead or injured.

30th July 1932
The 1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles.

8th November 1932
Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory at the 1932 U.S. presidential election.

19th December 1932
BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.

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