Notable events in January
New Year's Day - January 1.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States - is celebrated on the third Monday.
Australia Day - January 26.
The 2nd week of January is Letter Writing Week.
Auckland Anniversary in Auckland, New Zealand Monday closest to January 29
Republic Day in India - January 26.
January is named for Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) - January is the door to the year. Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months, totalling 304 days, winter being considered a monthless period. Around 713 BC, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is supposed to have added the months of January and February, allowing the calendar to equal a standard lunar year (355 days). The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day.
Saturday's child works hard for a living.

Your Birthstone is Garnet and your Birth Flower is Carnation.
Simon Harper
Saturday, 16th of January 1932

You were born 29220 days ago! 16 days into the year
- with 350 days left

Congratulations on birthday number 80.
Aged 80, Jessica Tandy won the Best Actress Oscar for Driving Miss Daisy in March 1990.
Your World in 1932
In 1932 the population of Australia was 6,576,824 . New Zealand had 1,575,251 residents. The world population was 2,205,922,560.
Easter Sunday fell on March 27th and Mother's Day was May 8th.
Saturday was named around the second century for the planet Saturn which controlled the first hour of that day according to Vettius Valens. The planet was named for the Roman god of agriculture Saturn. It has been called dies Saturni (Saturn's Day), through which from it entered into Old English as Saeternesdaeg and gradually evolved into the word Saturday. In French Saturday is known as samedi, in Italian it is sabato, in Spanish sabado. In German Saturday is Samstag, in Dutch it is zaterdag. In Scandinavian countries Saturday is translated as bath day.
January 1932
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Others born on 16th of January

* 1853 - Andre Michelin, French industrialist
* 1853 - Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander
* 1853 - Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher
* 1901 - Fulgencio Batista, Cuban leader
* 1901 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor
* 1946 - Ronnie Milsap, American singer
* 1948 - John Carpenter, American film director
* 1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer
* 1972 - Joe Horn, American football player
* 1974 - Kate Moss, English model
Hot in the charts on 16th of January 1932
You were born before the charts started. The first Australian No.1 single was South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way) by Joe Loss in January 1940. The first Australian No.1 album was A Hard Day's Night by the Beatles in January 1965.
The first US No.1 single was Tommy Dorsey's I'll Never Smile Again in July 1940. The first US No.1 album was G.I. Blues by Elvis Presley in January 1961.
The first UK No.1 single was Al Martino's Here in my Heart in November 1952. The first UK No.1 album was Frank Sinatra's Songs for Swinging Lovers in July 1956.
Money in 1932
Your Australian pound would get you $2.80 in New York in 1932.

An ounce of gold cost $7.39 in 1932 and is worth around $1550 today.

Inflation was running at -2.14%.

What you could buy for $5 in 1932 would cost you $224.90 today.

A loaf of bread would have cost you 5 cents, a box of Kellogs cornflakes was 6 cents a pint of beer was yours for 8 cents and a litre of milk would have been 4 cents in 1932.
Of course in 1932 you were using Pounds, Shillings and Pence rather than Dollars and Cents.

Happy Birthday, Dad
Many, many more
Jo, Mike, David and
© 2012
Book winners in 1932!
Literature - Nobel Prize
In 1932 the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the English writer John Galsworthy "for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga."
Literature - Best Novel
The most critically acclaimed novel of 1932 was Journey to the End of the Night written by Louis-Ferdinand Celine.
Literature - Pulitzer Prize
In 1932 the Pulitzer Prize for best novel was awarder to Pearl S. Buck for The Good Earth.
1932 in other Calendars
1932 in Roman numerals is

The Islamic translation of Saturday 16th of January 1932 is... Yaum al Sebt 7th Ramadan 1350

Your birthday in Julian days is... 2426723

The Jewish version of 16th of January 1932 is... 8 Shevat 5692

The Chinese version... Year 20 Month 12 Day 9 in the year cycle Xin Wei

Your Chinese zodiac is the Sheep

People born in the Year of Sheep are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac's other years. But sheep year people are often shy, pessimistic, and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply religious, yet timid by nature. Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Sheep people never have to worry about having the best in life for their abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the creature comforts that they like. Sheep people are wise, gentle, and compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.
Simon Harper
Saturday, 16th of January 1932

You were born 29220 days ago! 16 days into the year
- with 350 days left

Congratulations on birthday number 80.
Aged 80, Sylvia Brett became the world's oldest female solo parachutist in August 1986.
16th of January in history!
1362 - North Sea storm destroys the German island of Strand.
1412 - The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 - The first grammar of a modern language (Spanish)
1547 - Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
1556 - Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1581 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
1605 - Don Quixote by Cervantes is published in Madrid.
1707 - The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union with England.
1777 - Vermont declares its independence from New York.
1909 - Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
1919 - Prohibition in the United State.
1938 - First ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall by Benny Goodman.
1945 - Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker.
1956 - President Nasser of Egypt vows to retake Palestine.
1968 - The Youth International Party is founded.
1979 - The Shah of Iran flees Iran and relocates to Egypt.
1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1991 - The US goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War.
2006 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Africa's first female elected head of state.
2009 - Andrew Wyeth, American painter, dies.

The Goat
December 22 to January 20

Traditional Capricorn traits...

Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved

On the dark side...

Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging

Notable events in 1932
In Britain the Archbishop of Canterbury forbids church remarriage of divorced persons.
About 6 million are unemployed in Germany.
Japan occupies Shanghai.
Brave New World, a novel by Aldous Huxley, is first published.
1932 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.
Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the infant son of Anne and Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped.
Tarzan the Ape Man opens, with Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the title role.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, 41.22.
US Presidential election, Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory.
Mars Bar is sold for the first time.
Politics in 1932
The Prime Minister in office in 1932 was Joseph Lyons. Joseph Lyons, a United Australia politician was the 10th Prime Minister. He represented Tasmania and served for 7 years.

The New Zealand Prime Minister in office when you were born was George Forbes. George Forbes represented the United Party and was the 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Happy Birthday, Dad
Many, many more
Jo, Mike, David and
© 2012