What Happened in April 1936

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 Orissa constituted a province of British India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Apr 13 Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
  • Apr 18 Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
  • Apr 19 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
  • Apr 19 First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
  • Apr 20 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
  • Apr 20 Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
  • Apr 23 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
  • Apr 26 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
  • Apr 29 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 10 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
  • Apr 10 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), born in Croydon (d. 1995)
  • Apr 10 Robert "Bobby" Smith, US singer (Spinners), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 11 Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
  • Apr 12 Charles Napier, actor (Night Stalker, Rambo)
  • Apr 12 Kennedy A Simmonds, premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
  • Apr 14 Robert Herman Nichols, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 14 Kenneth Mars, American actor
  • Apr 14 Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • Apr 15 Hector Quintanar, composer
  • Apr 15 Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
  • Apr 15 Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
  • Apr 15 Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
  • Apr 15 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), born in Takéo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • Apr 18 Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
  • Apr 18 Harold Innocent, [HS Harrison], English actor (Tall Guy)
  • Apr 18 Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
  • Apr 19 Wilfried Martens, premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Pat Roberts, Topeka, Kansas, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997)
  • Apr 20 Pauli Ellefsen, Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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)