What Happened in October 1936

Historical Events


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Oct 1 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Oct 2 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
  • Oct 2 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
  • Oct 2 French franc devalued, relatively late and after Britain (1931) and the US (1933)
  • Oct 2 NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
  • Oct 2 Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
  • Oct 3 Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
  • Oct 4 Italian lire devalued
  • Oct 4 Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
  • Oct 5 The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • Oct 6 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • Oct 7 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel

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Oct 9 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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Oct 10 Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Oct 11 "Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres
  • Oct 13 Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium

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Oct 16 Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Oct 19 HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18½ days
  • Oct 20 Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in NL
  • Oct 20 Spanish government moves to Barcelona
  • Oct 22 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

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Oct 28 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Oct 31 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines formed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Charles G Fullerton, astronaut (STS-3, 51F), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 1 Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
  • Oct 1 Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)
  • Oct 1 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Oct 2 Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust bat, later Liberal MP)
  • Oct 2 Johnnie Cochran, attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney)
  • Oct 2 Roger Sainsbury, bishop of Barking
  • Oct 3 Steve Reich, American composer (My Name is), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 4 David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, South African all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • Oct 4 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer
  • Oct 5 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist

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Oct 5 Vaclav Havel, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), born in Prague (d. 2011)

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Oct 6 Anna Quayle, actress (Mistress Pamela)
  • Oct 6 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
  • Oct 6 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet], cabaret director (Capers)
  • Oct 7 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 7 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
  • Oct 8 Carman Moore, composer
  • Oct 8 Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 9 Brian Blessed, Mexborough, Yorkshire, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China)
  • Oct 10 Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's)
  • Oct 10 Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess (Wish You Were Here)
  • Oct 10 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • Oct 11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees)/sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden)
  • Oct 13 Cliff Gorman, Jamacia NY, actor (Boys in the Band, Angel)
  • Oct 13 Elizabeth Furse, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • Oct 13 John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 15 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki
  • Oct 16 Gerardo Gandini, composer
  • Oct 16 Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • Oct 16 Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • Oct 16 Peter Bowles, English actor
  • Oct 17 David Hobson, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Oct 17 Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
  • Oct 19 Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)
  • Oct 19 Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 19 James Bevel, American civil rights activist (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Direct Action), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • Oct 20 Larry Mowry, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 21 James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)
  • Oct 22 Neville E Alexander, South african (10 years in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Oct 23 Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)
  • Oct 23 Philip Kaufman, director (Right Stuff, Henry & June)
  • Oct 24 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Oct 24 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • Oct 24 David Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 24 Rainer Kunad, composer
  • Oct 25 Alan Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (England1962-63 Aust-NZ tour)
  • Oct 25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • Oct 26 Bruce Belland, singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Shelley Morrison, American actress
  • Oct 28 Charlie Daniels, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Oct 28 Horst Antes, German painter
  • Oct 28 Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist
  • Oct 28 Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
  • Oct 29 Akiko Kojima, Japanese model
  • Oct 30 Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)
  • Oct 31 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 31 Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), born in Forest Hills, New York

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 6 Diana Mitford marries Oswald Mosley in the house of Joseph Goebbels with Adolf Hitler as a guest

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28
  • Oct 2 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies

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Oct 3 John Heisman, American football coach, dies of pneumonia at 66

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 5 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • Oct 8 William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)
  • Oct 8 Red Ames, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • Oct 12 B L T Bosanquet, cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies
  • Oct 19 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)
  • Oct 20 Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)
  • Oct 23 (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
  • Oct 25 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18
  • Oct 28 E G Winkler, writer, dies
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies