What Happened in April 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st Orissa constituted a province of British India

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

  • 3rd Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
  • 3rd Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • 5th Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
  • 6th 3rd Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
  • 6th ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
  • 6th Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
  • 10th 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
  • 11th Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
  • 11th Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 13th Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
  • 18th Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
  • 19th Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
  • 19th First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
  • 20th 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
  • 20th Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
  • 23rd Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
  • 26th Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
  • 29th 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
  • 2nd Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 3rd Scott LaFaro, American musician (d. 1961)
  • 3rd Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist
  • 3rd Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
  • 4th Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
  • 5th John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
  • 5th John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 5th Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
  • 5th John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
  • 6th Manfred Schoof, composer
  • 7th Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
  • 7th Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, born in Tel Keppe, Iraq (d. 2015)
  • 8th Klaus Lowitsch, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 9th Jerzy Maksymiuk, composer
  • 9th Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

10th John Madden, Austin Minnesota, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders)/sports commentator (CBS, FOX)

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 10th Michael Naylor, insurance broker
  • 10th Robert "Bobby" Smith, US singer (Spinners), (d. 2013)
  • 11th Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
  • 12th Charles Napier, actor (Night Stalker, Rambo)
  • 12th Kennedy A Simmonds, premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
  • 14th Robert Herman Nichols, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown)
  • 14th Kenneth Mars, American actor
  • 14th Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • 15th Hector Quintanar, composer
  • 15th Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
  • 15th Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
  • 15th Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
  • 16th James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
  • 17th Lord Justice Aldous
  • 17th Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • 18th Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
  • 18th Harold Innocent, [HS Harrison], English actor (Tall Guy)
  • 18th Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
  • 19th Csaba Szabo, composer
  • 19th Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
  • 19th Wilfried Martens, premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92), (d. 2013)
  • 20th Pat Roberts, Topeka, Kansas, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997)
  • 20th Pauli Ellefsen, Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • 21st Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

21st Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 21st James Dobson, American evangelist
  • 22nd Glen Campbell, Delight Ark, actor/singer (Time I Get to Phoenix)
  • 22nd Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • 23rd Elias, [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter
  • 23rd Estelle Harris, actress (Estelle Castanza-Seinfeld)
  • 23rd John D'Arcy, cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour)
  • 23rd Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter
  • 23rd Roy Orbison, rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 24th Jill Ireland, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England
  • 26th Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
  • 27th Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)
  • 27th Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer
  • 28th John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 29th April Stevens, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 29th Jacob Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • 29th Lane Smith, actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 29th Zubin Mehta, Bombay India, conductor (NY Philharmonic)
  • 30th Zohra Lampert, actress (Doctors' Hospital, Girl With Something Extra)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
  • 2nd Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)
  • 3rd Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • 8th Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • 9th Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • 11th Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44
  • 13th Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
  • 13th Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 17th Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies
  • 18th Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56
  • 18th Seaborn M Denson, composer, dies at 82
  • 23rd Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889)
  • 24th Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • 24th Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
  • 26th Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)
  • 27th Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
  • 27th Karl Pearson, mathematician, dies
  • 28th Foead I, king of Egypt (1922-36), dies
  • 29th Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
  • 30th Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)