Great Depression: Frederick Louis Allen and William Manchester label 1932 "cruelest year." Deaths of children from malnutrition are reported in New York and San Francisco.
Marx brothers film Horse Feathers is released and Marlene Dietrich appears in Blond Venus.
Conservative Roman Catholic lawyer António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the fascist dictator of Portugal, a position he will have until his death in 1968. Friend of conservative politicians in Britain and white minority ruled Rhodesia, Salazar insists on holding all of Portuguese overseas empire.