News and Events of 1932
$4.66 billionConsumer Price Index:
24.1%Cost of a first-class stamp:
$0.02 ($0.03 as of 7/6/32)
NY Yankees d. Chicago Cubs (4-0)
Toronto d. NY Rangers (3-0)
Helen Moody d. H. Jacobs (6-3 6-1)Men:
Ellsworth Vines d. H. Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
USC (CFRA, NCF, HF) (10-0-0) & Michigan (DS) (8-0-0)
Fiction: The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
Drama: Of Thee I Sing, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, and Ira Gershwin
Oscars awarded in 1932
Academy Award, Best Picture: Grand Hotel (MGM)
Nobel Prize for Literature: John Galsworthy (UK)More Entertainment Awards...
- Jazz composer Duke Ellington writes "It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing," a song that presaged the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.
- Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall opens.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Irving Langmuir (US), for work in realm of surface chemistry
Physics: In 1933, the prize for 1932 was awarded to Werner Heisenberg (Germany), for creation of the quantum mechanics
Physiology or Medicine: Sir Charles Sherrington (UK) and Edgar D. Adrian (US), for discoveries of the function of the neuron