What Happened on October 19, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18½ days

Famous Birthdays

  • James Bevel, American activist
  • Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)
  • Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)