May 1932 in history

May 1932 events chronologically

May 2 Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time
May 4 In Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion
May 12 Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home
May 15 In an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is murdered
May 20 Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day
May 21 Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
May 23 In Brazil, four students are shot and killed during a manifestation against the Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas, which occurred in the city of São Paulo. Their names and surnames were used to form the MMDC, a revolutionary group that would act against the dictatorial government, especially in the Constitutionalist Revolution ("Revolução Constitucionalista", in Portuguese), the major uprising in Brazil during the 20th century

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1932

May 1 Donald Kagan an American historian at Yale University specializing in ancient Greece, notable for his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. He formerly taught in the Department of History at Cornell University. In a review in The New Yorker, critic George Steiner said of Kagan's seminal four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War: "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in this century is vivid." At present, Kagan is considered among the foremost scholars of Greek history
May 11 Valentino Garavani an Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino SpA brand and company. His main lines include Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and R.E.D. Valentino
May 22 Tavo Burat an Italian Waldensian writer and journalist. Burat spent much of his life defending the Piedmontese language island. Beginning in 1964, Burat was the secretary of an international association that defends languages and cultures threatened with extinction. He specifically focused on defending Piedmontese and Franco-Provençal
May 23 Dino Sani a former Brazilian footballer and coach. Dino Sani was a playmaking central midfielder with goalscoring prowess, well known for his long balls as well as his assists
May 25 K. C. Jones Jones is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. C. Jones is his full name
May 29 Paul R. Ehrlich an American biologist and educator who is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology. By training he is an entomologist specializing in Lepidoptera , and published a landmark paper about the evolution of plants and insects. He is also a prominent ecologist and demographer. Ehrlich is best known for his dire warnings about population growth and limited resources. Ehrlich became well-known after publication of his controversial 1968 book The Population Bomb. In years since, some of his predictions have developed in less alarming ways than originally forecast, with population growth rates slowing and new technologies of food production based on the use of fossil fuels for fertilizer, harvesting and transport. Ehrlich's theories have been widely criticized by those who focus on anthropocentric measures of progress, such as GDP. He stands by his general thesis that the human population is too large and is a direct threat to human survival and the environment of the planet
May 30 Pauline Oliveros an American composer and accordionist who is a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music.

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1932

May 3 Charles Fort an American writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena. Today, the terms Fortean and Forteana are used to characterize various such phenomena. Fort's books sold well and are still in print today. His work continues to inspire people, who call themselves Forteans, and has influenced some areas of science fiction
May 7 Paul Doumer the President of France from 13 June 1931 until his assassination.
May 15 Inukai Tsuyoshi a Japanese politician, cabinet minister, and Prime Minister of Japan from 13 December 1931 to 15 May 1932.
May 20 Bipin Chandra Pal an Indian nationalist. He was among the triumvirate of Lal Bal Pal
May 21 Marcel Jacques Boulenger a French romancier and fencer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century. As an author he is mostly known for his pastiches and his "autobiographies" of imaginary persons, of which Souvenirs du marquis de Floranges is the most famous
May 22 Augusta Lady Gregory an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that identified closely with British rule, her conversion to cultural nationalism, as evidenced by her writings, was emblematic of many of the political struggles to occur in Ireland during her lifetime
May 25 Franz von Hipper an admiral in the German Imperial Navy. Franz von Hipper joined the German Navy in 1881 as an officer cadet. He commanded several torpedo boat units and served as watch officer aboard several warships, as well as Kaiser Wilhelm II's yacht SMY Hohenzollern. Hipper commanded several cruisers in the reconnaissance forces before being appointed commander of the I Scouting Group in October 1913. He held this position until 1918, when he succeeded Admiral Reinhard Scheer as commander of the High Seas Fleet