1932 Newspapers

The 1930s was a time of great economic upheaval. In the aftermath of the war and the Roaring Twenties, 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 country’s most trusted newspapers. Historic Newspapers’ archive is the largest in the world, containing over 4 million newspapers from publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Dallas Morning News. 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 Newspapers
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1932 Newspapers

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1932 newspaper articles covered pivotal events such as the presidential election that saw Roosevelt’s election as well as the release of Tarzan. These are just a couple 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.

January 1, 1932 
The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth.

January 12, 1932 
Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman to be elected to the United States Senate.

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

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

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

March 19, 1932
The Sydney Harbor Bridge opens in Australia.

March 25, 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.

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

May 20-21, 1932 
Amelia Earhart travels from the US to Derry, Northern Ireland by plane in 14 hours 54 minutes.

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

November 1, 1932 
The San Francisco Opera House opens.

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

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