What Happened in July 1936

Historical Events

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

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17th 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
  • 18th Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Harry Northrup, actor (Who's Knocking at My Door), dies at 60
  • 11th James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 13th Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91
  • 13th Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
  • 20th Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer, dies at 75
  • 20th Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general/high director, dies
  • 24th James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • 30th Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72