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  Timeline: 1932  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Date Race Winner Distance
March 13, 1932 Tour of Flanders Romain Gyssels (Bel) 227 km
March 20, 1932 Milan-San Remo Alfredo Binda (Ita) 284.5 km
March 27, 1932 Paris-Roubaix Romain Gyssels (Bel) 255 km
May 5, 1932 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Marcel Houyoux (Bel) 214 km
May 19-June 9, 1932 Giro d'Italia Antonio Pesenti (Ita) 13 Stages 3,235 km
July 6-31, 1932 Tour de France Andre Leducq (Fra) 21 Stages 4,480 km
August 31, 1932 World Championships Alfredo Binda (Ita) Rome, Italy 206km
October 23, 1932 Giro di Lombardia Antonio Negrini (Ita) Milan-Milan 265 km
  • Cycling - Italian Alfredo Binda won his record setting third World RR Championship.
  • Mildred “Babe” Didrikson - the world's greatest female athlete. She excelled at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Game winning 2 Gold Medals (javelin and hurdles) and a Silver Medal.
  • Hollywood - Child actress Shirley Temple starred in her first film at the age of eight.
  • France - French president Pierre Doumier was assassinated.
  • Germany - 6 million people are unemployed and Adolf Hitler gains German citizenship.
  • USA - the baby son of aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped March 1st. The baby is found died ten weeks later just a few miles from the Lindbergh home.
  • USA - Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President. He was elected on the promise of “a new deal.” He went on to be elected to an unprecedented 4 terms in office.

Notable Deaths -
Marshall “Major” Taylor, 1878-1932, died on June 21, 1932, at age 53 in the charity ward of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Penniless at his death he was buried in an unmarked grave. Taylor, from Worcester, Massachusetts, was the first African-American in any sport to compete regularly in open, integrated competition for an American Championship. He was the first Black to become a World Champion in any sport.



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