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‘You cannot extend the mastery of government over the daily life of a people without somewhere making it master of people’s souls and thoughts.’ Herbert Hoover 31st. U.S. President Served March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933

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Babe Ruth makes his famous

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“called shot” in the World

tion for Reichspräsident. • Emperor Haile Selassie abolishes slavery 31st. U.S. Vice President in Ethiopia on April 17. Served March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933 • The Nazis win 37 percent of the vote in the Reichstag election July 31, becoming the largest party in the Reichstag. World events • Forrest Mars produces the first Mars bar • Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” is in his Slough factory in England on Aug. 1. published Feb. 1. • Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship • Germany walks out of the World DisarFeb. 25 by naturalization, opening the op- mament Conference on Sept. 1. • Mohandas K. Gandhi begins a hunger portunity for him to run in the 1932 elec-

Series. “Tarzan the Ape Man” debuts.

strike in Poona prison, India on Sept. 20. • The Soviet famine of 1932–33 begins Sept. 22, millions starve to death as a result of forced collectivization and as part of the government’s effort to break rural resistance to its policies. The Soviet regime denies the famine and allows millions to die.

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• Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the infant son of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home March 1 near Hopewell, New Jersey. He would be found dead ten weeks later.

Jack Benny’s radio show begins airing.

• Four people are killed when police fire upon 3,000 unemployed autoworkers marching outside the Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Mich. on March 7. • Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time May 2. • The first of approximately 15,000 World War I veterans arrive in Washington, D.C. May 29 demanding the immediate payment of their military bonus, becoming known as the Bonus Army. President Hoover would order their removal in late July. • The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression July 8, bottoming out at 41.22. • The 1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles on July 30. • Babe Ruth makes his famous called shot in the fifth inning of game 3 of the 1932 World Series on Oct. 1. • “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” debuts on American radio Nov. 7. It is the first science fiction program on radio. • Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats President Hoover in a landslide victory for the presidency Nov. 8. • Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City on Dec. 27.

Movies • • • • • • • • • •

“Freaks” “Tarzan the Ape Man” “Scarface” “Grand Hotel” “One Way Passage” “The Mummy” “Polly of the Circus” “The Most Dangerous Game” “Trouble in Paradise” “Vampyr”

BORN THIS YEAR: Johnny Cash, musician (Feb. 26). Above left: Ted Kennedy, politician (Feb. 22); Elizabeth Taylor, actress (Feb. 27); Peter O’Toole, actor (Aug. 2); Little Richard, musician (Dec. 5).

•  Income per year ...... $1,650 •  New house ............... $6,510 •  Rent ................................... $18 •  New car........................... $610 •  Gallon of gas ................... 10¢ •  Dozen eggs ..................... 18¢ •  Gallon of milk . ............... 44¢ •  Loaf of bread ..................... 7¢ •  First-class stamp ...............3¢ •  Movie ticket .................... 35¢


• “Night & Day,” Fred Astaire & Leo Reisman • “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” Bing Crosby • “All of Me,” Louis Armstrong • “Dinah,” Bing Crosby & The Mills Brothers • “Please,” Bing Crosby • “In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town,” Ted Lewis & his Orchestra • “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing),” Duke Ellington • “Lullaby of the Leaves,” George Olsen • “Paradise,” Guy Lombardo • “River, Stay ’Way from My Door,” Kate Smith

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Remember When 1932  

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What life was like in 1932... what things cost, news of the world and more