What Happened in 1936

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 348

  • Jan 1 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • Jan 1 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • Jan 1 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2
  • Jan 1 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • Jan 2 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo

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Jan 2 Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 4 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • Jan 4 Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
  • Jan 6 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • Jan 7 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
  • Jan 9 Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • Jan 9 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • Jan 11 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Jan 14 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
  • Jan 15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 15 Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
  • Jan 15 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • Jan 16 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
  • Jan 16 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • Jan 16 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular

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Jan 20 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • Jan 22 French Laval government falls
  • Jan 23 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
  • Jan 24 Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
  • Jan 24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • Jan 27 29th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-4, 6-4)
  • Jan 27 29th Men's Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats Jack Crawford (6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 9-7)
  • Jan 28 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch's "Lady Macbeth" opera

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 29 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jan 30 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • Jan 30 Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on & is scrapped by 1940 season
  • Jan 31 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
  • Feb 4 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
  • Feb 5 National Wildlife Federation forms
  • Feb 6 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 6 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"
  • Feb 7 A flag is authorized for US Vice President
  • Feb 7 Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
  • Feb 8 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • Feb 8 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minn
  • Feb 8 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
  • Feb 8 Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
  • Feb 11 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in SF Bay
  • Feb 14 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
  • Feb 14 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Feb 14 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 15 -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)

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Feb 15 Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (the People's Car, aka the Kaefer/beetle)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 15 Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
  • Feb 16 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 16 Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
  • Feb 17 -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
  • Feb 17 S. N. Behrman's play "End of Summer" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 17 The world's first superhero, The Phantom, a cartoon strip by Lee Falk, makes his first appearance in comics.
  • Feb 18 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)

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Feb 19 Manuel Azaña becomes Prime Minister of Spain for the second time

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • Feb 22 Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
  • Feb 23 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY
  • Feb 26 Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
  • Feb 26 Military coup in Japan
  • Feb 27 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)

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Feb 29 US President FDR signs 2nd Neutrality Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Mar 1 Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed

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Mar 1 The Hoover Dam is completed.

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 1 A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
  • Mar 2 Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
  • Mar 3 Clarence Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa

CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

Mar 4 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany

  • Mar 5 Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 5 8th Academy Awards: "Mutiny on the Bounty", Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • Mar 6 Belgium ends Locarno pact
  • Mar 7 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
  • Mar 8 The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Mar 9 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 11 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
  • Mar 14 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
  • Mar 22 "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937
  • Mar 23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

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Mar 23 Physician Joseph Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope

  • Mar 24 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0
  • Mar 25 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
  • Mar 25 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
  • Mar 26 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
  • Mar 26 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
  • Mar 26 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
  • Mar 27 WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
  • Mar 27 95th Grand National: Mr. Fulke Walwyn aboard Reynoldstown wins
  • Mar 29 10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
  • Mar 29 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates
  • Apr 1 Orissa constituted a province of British India

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Apr 1 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

  • Apr 3 Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
  • Apr 3 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • Apr 5 Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
  • Apr 6 3rd Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
  • Apr 6 ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
  • Apr 6 Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
  • Apr 10 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
  • Apr 11 Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 11 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 662

  • Jan 1 Eve Queler, conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 1 Willye B White, US jumper (Olympics-silver-1956)
  • Jan 1 James Sinegal, American businessman

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Jan 2 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Jan 3 Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)
  • Jan 3 David Vine, British sport commentator
  • Jan 3 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • Jan 5 Florence King, American humorist
  • Jan 6 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
  • Jan 6 Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player

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Jan 6 Darlene Hard, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • Jan 7 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer
  • Jan 8 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • Jan 8 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • Jan 9 Peter Fletcher, music teacher
  • Jan 9 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer
  • Jan 10 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)
  • Jan 10 Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 10 Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
  • Jan 11 Linda Lawson, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jan 11 Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
  • Jan 11 Eve Hesse, Hamburg Germany, German born Jewish-American sculptor.
  • Jan 13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Jan 13 Edward R Madigan, (Rep-R-IL, 1973- )
  • Jan 13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • Jan 14 Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
  • Jan 14 John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
  • Jan 14 Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)
  • Jan 14 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jan 15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Jan 16 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • Jan 17 Jerry Fogel, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • Jan 20 Eldred G Maduro, minister (Netherland Antilles)
  • Jan 21 Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 22 Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
  • Jan 23 Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)
  • Jan 24 Daniel Goode, composer
  • Jan 24 Doug Kershaw, La, plays electric fiddle
  • Jan 24 Jack Scott, Canada, rocker (My True Love)
  • Jan 25 Dan Schaefer, (Rep-R-CO, 1983- )
  • Jan 25 Diana Hyland, Cleve Hgts Ohio, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough)
  • Jan 26 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
  • Jan 27 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)
  • Jan 27 Troy Donahue, actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York

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Jan 27 Samuel Ting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, American physicist, Nobel Laureate

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel Ting
  • Jan 28 Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 28 Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
  • Jan 28 Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
  • Jan 28 Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
  • Jan 28 Robert Suderburg, composer
  • Jan 29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • Jan 29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
  • Jan 30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • Jan 30 Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
  • Feb 1 G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
  • Feb 1 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • Feb 2 Duane Jones, American actor
  • Feb 3 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • Feb 4 Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
  • Feb 4 Gary Conway, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 4 David Brenner, American comedian
  • Feb 6 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • Feb 8 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 8 Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • Feb 8 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • Feb 9 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 9 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 10 Olwyn Bowey, British artist, born in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
  • Feb 10 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator
  • Feb 11 Burt Reynolds, Mich, actor (Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball)
  • Feb 12 Arnost Parsch, composer
  • Feb 12 Fang Lizhi, Beijing China, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 12 Joe Don Baker, Groesback Tx, actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch)
  • Feb 12 Paul Shenar, actor (Carrington-Roots), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 13 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • Feb 13 Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Pine, Jennings Fla, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country)
  • Feb 14 Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Prine, American actor
  • Feb 15 Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
  • Feb 16 Jill Kinmont, American skier

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Feb 16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Corporate Raider Carl Icahn
Corporate Raider
Carl Icahn
  • Feb 17 Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)

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Feb 17 Jim Brown, St. Simons Georgia, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Feb 17 Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
  • Feb 18 Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
  • Feb 18 Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
  • Feb 18 Jean Auel, American writer
  • Feb 19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Feb 19 Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
  • Feb 20 Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
  • Feb 20 Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
  • Feb 21 Barbara Jordan, (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 10 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 2 Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

  • Jun 14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Animator William Hanna (26) weds Violet Blanch Wogatzke (23)

Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • Sep 12 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)
  • Sep 28 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Paleoanthropologist Raymond Arthur Dart (43) weds librarian Marjorie Gordon Frew

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Raymond Dart

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (30) weds first wife Judith Coppicus

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey (23) weds archaeologist Louis Leakey (33) in England

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey
Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Louis Leakey
  • Dec 28 British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 28 Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 10 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 2 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 135

  • Jan 2 Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia (b. 1862)
  • Jan 6 Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
  • Jan 7 Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
  • Jan 7 Guy d'Hardelot, French composer, best known for Because (b. 1858)
  • Jan 9 John Gilbert, actor (Love, Downstairs), dies at 40
  • Jan 10 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
  • Jan 16 Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65
  • Jan 17 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)

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Jan 18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

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Jan 20 George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jan 22 Louis Glass, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
  • Feb 1 Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
  • Feb 3 Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (b.1885)
  • Feb 4 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
  • Feb 16 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted
  • Feb 17 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
  • Feb 19 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)
  • Feb 20 John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67
  • Feb 20 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Feb 22 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74

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Feb 27 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Ivan Pavlov
  • Feb 27 Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)
  • Feb 28 Pedro Munoz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55
  • Feb 28 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)
  • Mar 4 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63

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Mar 12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Mar 16 Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)
  • Mar 18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist (Kleine Portratgalerie), dies at 58
  • Mar 18 Eleftherios Venizelos, Former Prime minister of Greece
  • Mar 19 John Larkin IV, actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panama), dies at 63
  • Mar 20 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • Mar 21 Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • Apr 1 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 2 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)
  • Apr 3 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • Apr 8 Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • Apr 9 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • Apr 11 Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44
  • Apr 13 Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
  • Apr 13 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • Apr 17 Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies
  • Apr 18 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56
  • Apr 18 Seaborn M Denson, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 23 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889)
  • Apr 24 Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 24 Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 26 Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)
  • Apr 27 Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Karl Pearson, mathematician, dies
  • Apr 28 Foead I, king of Egypt (1922-36), dies
  • Apr 29 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
  • Apr 30 Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)
  • May 6 Hans Jelmoli, composer, dies at 59
  • May 8 Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies
  • May 14 Edmond HH Allenby, English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74
  • May 14 Samuel Pl'h Naber, spy/librarian, dies at 71
  • May 17 Panagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (b. 1868)
  • May 18 Alick Maclean, composer, dies at 63
  • May 25 Jan Levoslav Bella, composer, dies at 92
  • Jun 7 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 11 Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)
  • Jun 11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • Jun 12 Isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
  • Jun 12 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

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Jun 18 Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Jun 19 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • Jun 22 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck
  • Jun 24 Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 2 Harry Northrup, actor (Who's Knocking at My Door), dies at 60
  • Jul 11 James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
  • Jul 13 Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 13 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
  • Jul 20 Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 20 Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general/high director, dies
  • Jul 24 James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 30 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 2 Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 4 Henry Schoenfeld, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 11 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution
  • Aug 15 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
  • Aug 19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • Aug 22 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • Aug 25 Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies
  • Sep 3 Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impressario (b. 1876 or 1877)
  • Sep 5 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • Sep 12 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
  • Sep 14 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 15 Bela Anton Szabados, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 16 Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM), dies