What Happened in July 1936

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
  • Jul 1 Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC
  • Jul 3 56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)
  • Jul 4 49th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5)
  • Jul 4 League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia
  • Jul 5 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
  • Jul 6 114°F (46°C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
  • Jul 6 121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
  • Jul 6 A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.
  • Jul 7 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
  • Jul 10 109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)
  • Jul 10 110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record)
  • Jul 10 111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • Jul 10 112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record)
  • Jul 10 New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
  • Jul 10 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • Jul 11 Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens
  • Jul 13 112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
  • Jul 13 114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record)
  • Jul 14 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
  • Jul 14 116°F (47°C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)
  • Jul 15 Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
  • Jul 16 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
  • Jul 16 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Jul 17 Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0

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Jul 17 Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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Jul 18 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison

  • Jul 19 Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
  • Jul 19 Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
  • Jul 22 Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • Jul 24 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
  • Jul 24 121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
  • Jul 24 Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government
  • Jul 25 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
  • Jul 26 The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Jul 29 RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
  • Jul 31 Tokyo Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics (later cancelled)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Anthony Lester, CEO (Runnymede Trust)
  • Jul 3 Eric Russell, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s)
  • Jul 5 Shirley Knight, Goessei Kansas, actress (Endless Love, Secrets)
  • Jul 5 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 6 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)
  • Jul 7 Friedhelm Dohl, composer
  • Jul 7 Stuart Ross Dempster, composer
  • Jul 7 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 8 Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)
  • Jul 8 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), born in Pendlebury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Jul 9 David Joel Zinman, composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 9 James Hampton, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 9 June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
  • Jul 10 Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
  • Jul 10 Jan Wincenty Hawel, composer
  • Jul 12 Jan Nemec, film director (Diamonds of the Night), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Jul 13 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • Jul 14 Gloria Lambert, Worcester Mass, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • Jul 14 Robert F Overmyer, Lorain Ohio, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 5, STS 51B)
  • Jul 15 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Jul 16 V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)
  • Jul 18 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 20 Barbara A Mikulski, (Rep-D-MD, 1977-86/Sen-D-MD, 1986- )
  • Jul 20 Butch Baird, PGA golfer (1961 Waco Turner Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 20 Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina
  • Jul 22 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
  • Jul 22 Krasimir Kyurkchiiski, composer
  • Jul 22 Tom Robbins, American author
  • Jul 23 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988- ), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 23 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
  • Jul 24 Mark Goddard, Lowell Mass, actor (Don West-Lost in Space)
  • Jul 24 Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
  • Jul 25 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
  • Jul 25 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
  • Jul 26 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
  • Jul 26 Kathryn Hays, actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Mary Millar, English actress (d. 1998)
  • Jul 27 J. Robert Hooper, American politician
  • Jul 28 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • Jul 29 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
  • Jul 30 George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
  • Jul 30 Istvan Zelenka, composer
  • Jul 30 John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
  • Jul 30 Ralph Taeger, Richmond Hill NY, actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo)
  • Jul 30 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
  • Jul 30 Infanta Pilar of Spain
  • Jul 31 Bonnie Brown, country singer (The Browns), born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Jul 31 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • 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