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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 1932The Archbishop of Canterbury forbids the church remarriage of divorced persons in Britain.
26th January 1932The British submarine HMS M2 sinks with all sixty hands.
4th February 1932The 1932 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.
26th February 1932Birth of Johnny Cash, American country singer (d. 2003).
19th March 1932The 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 1932Massive riots between Hindus and Muslims take place in Bombay, leaving thousands dead or injured.
30th July 1932The 1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles.
8th November 1932Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory at the 1932 U.S. presidential election.
19th December 1932BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.
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