What Happened in March 1936

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 The Hoover Dam is completed.

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 1 A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 3 Clarence Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa

CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

Mar 4 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany

  • Mar 5 Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 5 8th Academy Awards: "Mutiny on the Bounty", Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • Mar 6 Belgium ends Locarno pact

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 7 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 8 The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 11 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
  • Mar 14 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
  • Mar 22 "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937
  • Mar 23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Physician Joseph Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope

  • Mar 24 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0
  • Mar 25 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
  • Mar 25 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
  • Mar 26 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
  • Mar 26 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
  • Mar 26 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
  • Mar 27 WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
  • Mar 27 95th Grand National: Mr. Fulke Walwyn aboard Reynoldstown wins
  • Mar 29 10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
  • Mar 29 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Camille E Baly, St Maartens poet (Sonny)
  • Mar 1 Jean-Edern Hallier, writer
  • Mar 1 Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist
  • Mar 1 Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician
  • Mar 2 Henny Boskamp, [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)
  • Mar 3 Jim Clark, Formula 1 racer (1963 champ)
  • Mar 4 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • Mar 4 David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 4 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • Mar 4 Jim Clark, Scottish Formula One driver (World Champion 1963,65), born in Kilmany, Fife (d. 1968)
  • Mar 5 Dale Douglass, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)
  • Mar 5 Dean Stockwell, California, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)
  • Mar 5 Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
  • Mar 6 A "Bram" Stemerdink, Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)
  • Mar 6 Jean Boht, actress (Arthur's Hallowed Ground)
  • Mar 6 Marion S Barry, (Mayor-D-Wash DC, 1979-90, 95- ), drug indictment
  • Mar 7 Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)
  • Mar 8 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 8 Sue Ane Langdon, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Gilley, Ferriday La, country singer (Urban Cowboy)
  • Mar 9 [Aino] Elina Salo, Sipoo Finland, actress (Hamlet Goes Business)
  • Mar 10 Juda Bar-Norwegian, Israeli/Dutch mime/actor (King)
  • Mar 10 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • Mar 10 Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocals and journalist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Mar 12 Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman (S G Warburg & Co)
  • Mar 12 Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
  • Mar 12 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Mar 12 Patrick Procktor, painter
  • Mar 14 Bob Charles, Carterton, New Zealand, PGA golfer (1963 Houston Open)
  • Mar 15 Donald K Sundquist, (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983- )
  • Mar 15 David Andrews, Irish politician
  • Mar 16 Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Oly-silver-1956)
  • Mar 17 Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
  • Mar 17 Thomas K Mattingly II, Chic, Capt USN/astro (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
  • Mar 17 Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
  • Mar 17 Robert Daniel, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Mar 18 Hans Peter Bleuel, writer
  • Mar 18 Robert Lee Smith, US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • Mar 18 Tony Nash, England, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Mar 19 Amancio D'Silva, musician
  • Mar 19 Ursula Andress, Berne Switzerland, actress (She, Sensuous Nurse)
  • Mar 19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • Mar 20 Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
  • Mar 20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian (d. 2004)
  • Mar 21 Marek Stachowski, composer
  • Mar 21 Ed Broadbent, Canadian politician
  • Mar 22 Alan Bleasdale, author/playwright (Are You Lonesome Tonight)
  • Mar 22 Philip Ely, president (British Law Society)
  • Mar 22 Roger Whittaker, Nairobi Kenya, country singer (Durham Town)
  • Mar 22 Ron Carey, American labor leader (Teamsters)
  • Mar 24 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • Mar 24 David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
  • Mar 24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
  • Mar 26 Erich Urbanner, composer
  • Mar 26 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • Mar 27 Jerry Lacy, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Play it Again Sam)
  • Mar 27 Malcolm Goldstein, composer
  • Mar 28 Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/presidential candidate
  • Mar 29 Richard Rodney Bennett, Broadstairs Kent England, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 29 Mogens Camre, Danish politician
  • Mar 30 Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
  • Mar 30 Richard Baker, Santa Fe NM, Zen teacher (Dharma Sangha)
  • Mar 31 Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)
  • Mar 31 Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 2 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Mar 16 Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)
  • Mar 18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist (Kleine Portratgalerie), dies at 58
  • Mar 18 Eleftherios Venizelos, Former Prime minister of Greece
  • Mar 19 John Larkin IV, actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panama), dies at 63
  • Mar 20 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • Mar 21 Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)