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1932 in the United Kingdom

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1932 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1932 in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – George V
  • Prime Minister – Ramsay MacDonald (national coalition)
  • Events

  • 8 January – The Archbishop of Canterbury forbids church remarriage of divorcees.
  • 24 January – Inmates at Dartmoor Prison mutiny.
  • 26 January – British submarine HMS M2 sinks off the Dorset coast with all fifty hands.
  • 4 February–15 February – Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York but do not win any medals.
  • 1 February–29 February – With an average precipitation of 8.8 millimetres or 0.35 inches, this period constitutes the driest calendar month over the United Kingdom as a whole since records began in 1910.
  • 1 March – Import Duties Act re-establishes protective trade tariffs.
  • 15 March – First broadcast from the newly opened Broadcasting House.
  • 6 April – Ministry of Health encourages local councils to engage in widespread slum clearance.
  • 13 April – Mass trespass of Kinder Scout, a willful trespass by ramblers at Kinder Scout, in the Peak District of England, to protest against lack of free public access to open country.
  • 23 April – New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens in Stratford-upon-Avon. Designed by Elisabeth Scott, it is the country's first important work by a woman architect.
  • 1 May – Protestors and police clash in Hyde Park, London, during a May day protest against Japan's attitude towards China when they try to march on the Japanese Embassy.
  • 10 May – James Chadwick discovers the neutron.
  • 26 May – The Scots law case of Donoghue v Stevenson is decided in the House of Lords, establishing the modern concept of a duty of care in cases of negligence.
  • 4 July – George Carwardine patents the Anglepoise lamp.
  • 12 July – Hedley Verity of Yorkshire establishes a new first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm.
  • 19 July – King George V opens the replacement Lambeth Bridge.
  • 30 July–14 August – Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Olympics in Los Angeles, California and win 4 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.
  • 1 August – Forrest Mars produces the first Mars bar in his Slough factory.
  • 22 August – First experimental television broadcast by the BBC.
  • 20 September – Methodist Union: The Methodist Church is formed in Britain by merger of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, the Primitive Methodists and the United Methodist Church.
  • 26 September – First contingent of the National Hunger March leaves Glasgow.
  • October – Oswald Mosley founds the British Union of Fascists.
  • 3 October – The Times newspaper first appears set in the Times New Roman typeface devised by Stanley Morison.
  • 7 October – Thomas Beecham establishes the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 13 October – Britain grants independence to Iraq in exchange for a restrictive long-term military alliance.
  • 27 October – Arrival of the Hunger March in London leads to several violent clashes with police.
  • 14 November – Book tokens go on sale in the UK.
  • 30 November – The BBC begins a series of radio broadcasts to mark the 75th birthday of Sir Edward Elgar.
  • 2 December – English cricket team in Australia in 1932–33: Opening of the 'bodyline' series.
  • 5 December – The comic strip character Jane first appears in the Daily Mirror.
  • 10 December
  • John Galsworthy wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga".
  • Charles Scott Sherrington and Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries regarding the functions of neurons".
  • 19 December – The BBC Empire Service, later known as the BBC World Service, begins broadcasting using a shortwave facility at its Daventry transmitting station.
  • 25 December – King George V delivers the first Royal Christmas Message.
  • Undated

  • Opening of the Hoover Building on the Western Avenue in Perivale, Middlesex, a noted example of Art Deco architecture, designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners for The Hoover Company.
  • English Folk Dance and Song Society formed by merger of the Folk-Song Society and the English Folk Dance Society.
  • Publications

  • Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novel Peril at End House.
  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon's novel Sunset Song, first in A Scots Quair trilogy.
  • Stella Gibbons' parodic novel Cold Comfort Farm.
  • J. B. S. Haldane's book The Causes of Evolution, unifying Mendelian genetics and evolutionary science.
  • Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel Brave New World.
  • Captain W. E. Johns' first collection of Biggles aviation stories The Camels are Coming.
  • F. R. Leavis' book New Bearings in English Poetry.
  • Q. D. Leavis' book Fiction and the Reading Public.
  • John Cowper Powys' novel A Glastonbury Romance.
  • Evelyn Waugh's novel Black Mischief.
  • First issue of the journal of literary criticism Scrutiny: a quarterly review edited by F. R. Leavis (published in May).
  • First issue of the magazine Woman's Own.
  • Births

  • 4 January – Thelma Holt, actress and producer
  • 29 January
  • Tommy Taylor, footballer (died 1958)
  • George Allen, footballer
  • 1 February – John Nott, politician
  • 27 February – Elizabeth Taylor, actress (died 2011)
  • 25 April – William Roache, actor (Coronation Street)
  • 26 April – Michael Smith, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2000)
  • 8 May – Phyllida Law, actress
  • 12 May – Derek Malcolm, historian and critic
  • 19 May – Alma Cogan, singer (died 1966)
  • 24 May – Arnold Wesker, dramatist (died 2016)
  • 30 May – Ivor Richard, politician
  • 18 June – Geoffrey Hill, poet (died 2016)
  • 22 June – Prunella Scales, actress
  • 25 June – Peter Blake, artist
  • 16 July – John Chilton, jazz trumpeter (died 2016)
  • 6 August – Howard Hodgkin, painter and print-maker
  • 17 August – V. S. Naipaul, writer
  • 20 August – Anthony Ainley, actor (died 2004)
  • 4 September – Dinsdale Landen, actor (died 2003)
  • 7 September – Malcolm Bradbury, author and academic (died 2000)
  • 11 September – Peter Anderson, footballer
  • 27 September – Michael Colvin, politician (died 2000)
  • 8 October – Ray Reardon, snooker player
  • 10 October – Harry Smith, footballer
  • 15 October – Vince Karalius, English rugby league footballer and coach (died 2008)
  • 15 November – Petula Clark, singer, actress, and songwriter
  • 20 November – Richard Dawson, comedian and game show host (died 2012)
  • 21 November – Beryl Bainbridge, novelist (died 2010)
  • 24 December – Colin Cowdrey, cricketer (died 2000)
  • 28 December – Roy Hattersley, politician
  • Deaths

  • 21 January – Lytton Strachey writer and biographer (born 1880)
  • 24 January – Sir Alfred Yarrow, shipbuilder and philanthropist (born 1842)
  • 10 February – Edgar Wallace, novelist and screenwriter (born 1875)
  • 26 April – William Lockwood, cricketer (born 1868)
  • 6 July – Kenneth Grahame, author (born 1859)
  • 16 September – Ronald Ross, physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born 1857)
  • 12 November – Sir Dugald Clerk, mechanical engineer (born 1854)
  • References

    1932 in the United Kingdom Wikipedia


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