What Happened in January 1936

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

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)

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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