- Buck Rogers debuts on American radio. It is the first science fiction program on radio.
- Charles A. Lindbergh 's baby son kidnapped, killed.
- Amelia Earhart is first woman to fly Atlantic solo.
- Brave New World, a novel by Aldous Huxley, is first published.
- Babe Ruth makes his famous called shot in the fifth inning of game 3 of the World Series.
- Mars Bar is sold for the first time.
Historical Highlights from 1932