What Happened in June 1936

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • Jun 1 Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY
  • Jun 1 41st Men's French Championships: Gottfried von Cramm beats Fred Perry (6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0)
  • Jun 1 41st Women's French Championships: Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 2 General Anastasio Somoza García takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
  • Jun 6 40th US Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jun 6 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
  • Jun 6 Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro NJ
  • Jun 7 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

  • Jun 9 Page Miss Glory (1936), premieres in USA
  • Jun 11 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
  • Jun 11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • Jun 12 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa)
  • Jun 13 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
  • Jun 14 Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens
  • Jun 16 Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
  • Jun 16 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)
  • Jun 18 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI
  • Jun 18 Polish parliament gives President Ignacy Mościcki dictatorial power
  • Jun 19 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 19 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 19 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown

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Jun 20 Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Jun 22 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives
  • Jun 22 Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US (Organic Act)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 24 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jun 24 Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs in National Youth Adm
  • Jun 26 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
  • Jun 26 Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 27 71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jun 28 The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
  • Jun 29 Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines
  • Jun 29 Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"
  • Jun 30 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie asks the League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), born in Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2010)
  • Jun 1 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator
  • Jun 2 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 2 Sally Kellerman, actress (M*A*S*H, Back to School), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 2 Vladimir Golubnichy, USSR, 20K walker (Olympic-gold-1960, 68)
  • Jun 3 Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby player
  • Jun 3 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
  • Jun 3 Harry Pitt, vice chancellor (Reading University)
  • Jun 3 Larry McMurtry, US scriptwriter (Lonesome Dove, Pulitzer 1986), born in Archer City, Texas
  • Jun 3 Philip J Attenborough, CEO/publisher (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Jun 4 Bruce Dern, Winnetka Ill, actor (Coming Home, Silent Running, Tatoo)
  • Jun 4 David Lyon, CEO (Bowater)
  • Jun 5 Barry Wilson, deputy chief (British Defense Staff)
  • Jun 5 M A "Kelly" Seymour, cricketer (South African off-spinner in 7 Tests 1963-70)
  • Jun 5 Connie Hines, American actress
  • Jun 6 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song)
  • Jun 8 James Darren, actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 8 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 9 Mick O'Dwyer, Gaelic footballer and manager
  • Jun 10 Graham Carleton Greene, British literary agent
  • Jun 11 George Bryan Ingham, artist
  • Jun 11 Jud Strunk, American musician and comedian (d. 1981)
  • Jun 12 Bill Zeliff, (Rep-R-NH)
  • Jun 14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Finnish actor
  • Jun 15 Alexandru Hrisanide, composer
  • Jun 15 Claude Brasseur, actor (Josepha, Pardon Mon Affair), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 15 William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate
  • Jun 16 August Willemsen, Dutch poet/translator
  • Jun 16 Fred Oster, Dutch TV host
  • Jun 17 Ken Loach, British film director (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • Jun 18 Ian Spurling, ballet designer
  • Jun 18 R Ronald Venetian, [Vene], president Suriname (1991- )
  • Jun 19 Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • Jun 19 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • Jun 20 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Jun 22 Kris Kristofferson, singer/actor (Amerika, Millenium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 22 Verne Allison, singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
  • Jun 22 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 23 Berend Boudewijn [van der Woude], Dutch TV host/director (Baantjer)
  • Jun 23 Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
  • Jun 25 Paul Nowee, Dutch western writer (Eagle's Eye)
  • Jun 25 Jusuf Habibie, President of Indonesia
  • Jun 26 Robert Maclennan, British MP
  • Jun 27 John MD "Shali" Shalikashvili, Polish/US general (NATO)
  • Jun 27 Lucille Clifton, American poet
  • Jun 28 Bill Orton, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • Jun 28 Gisela Kraft, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Major R Owens, (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 28 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • Jun 29 David Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Jun 29 Harmon Killebrew, baseball player (Minnesota Twins)
  • Jun 29 Leonard Lee, US vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll)
  • Jun 29 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)
  • Jun 30 Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • Jun 30 Nancy Dussault, actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jun 30 Pauls Dambis, composer
  • Jun 30 Tony Musante, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

  • Jun 14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 11 Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)
  • Jun 11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • Jun 12 Isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
  • Jun 12 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Jun 19 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • Jun 22 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck
  • Jun 24 Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49