1932 was the year of the Monkey (Water) in the Chinese zodiac.
- 17-18 September: The Swedish Social Democratic Party wins the parliament election in Sweden.
- 8 November – Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president of the USA.
- Prohibition (kieltolaki) ends in Finland
- Oil discovered in Bahrain
Science & TechnologyEdit
- James Chadwick discovers the neutron.
- 4–15 February: Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York, USA.
- 30 July–14 August: Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, California, USA.