What Happened in April 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st Orissa constituted a province of British India

Event of interestEvent 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, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

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, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 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 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)