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1932 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: New York Yankees
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf Gene Sarazan
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) H. Ellsworth Vines/Helen H. Jacobs
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Ellsworth Vines/Helen Moody
NCAA Football Champions: Michigan & USC
Kentucky Derby: Burgoo King
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Jean Harlow, Hedy Lamarr, Greta Garbo, Joan Blondell
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote" "I want to be alone."
- Greta Garbo, in 'Grand Hotel'
Time Magazine's Man of the Year Franklin D. Roosevelt
Miss America: none
The Scandal:  
Nerd News:

Carl Magee invented the first parking meter, but it was first used in Oklahoma City in 1935.

20 month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr was kidnapped on March 1st, and found dead on May 21st. Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of the crime and executed in 1936.

James Chadwick discovered the neutron.
Carl David Anderson discovered the positron.

Ethan Allen Interiors opened in Beecher Falls, Vermont.

Radio City Music hall opened on December 27, 1932. The first show featured Ray Bolger (vaudville song-and-dance man, Wizard of Oz's scarecrow) and dancing great Martha Graham.

The Habit: Radio City Music Hall opened.
Everyone was reading The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.
1st appearances & 1932's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Tripoly Game
Best Film Oscar Winner: Grand Hotel

 

 

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