What Happened in 1936 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 348

  • Jul 16 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Jul 17 Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0

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Jul 17 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

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

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

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Aug 1 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 1 Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College
  • Aug 2 30th Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • Aug 4 Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece

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Aug 5 At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Aug 6 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
  • Aug 9 Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
  • Aug 10 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
  • Aug 10 120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
  • Aug 10 4th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 11 Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
  • Aug 12 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
  • Aug 12 Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
  • Aug 12 Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
  • Aug 14 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
  • Aug 16 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
  • Aug 18 106.5°F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa
  • Aug 19 Trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
  • Aug 21 Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him
  • Aug 23 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
  • Aug 24 Australian Antarctic Territory created

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Aug 24 FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Aug 25 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
  • Sep 1 Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
  • Sep 2 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
  • Sep 3 3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000)
  • Sep 4 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  • Sep 4 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
  • Sep 5 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees

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Sep 7 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Sep 7 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • Sep 8 Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged
  • Sep 9 Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history
  • Sep 11 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
  • Sep 11 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
  • Sep 12 56th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Don Budge (2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 50th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 13 Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A's)

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 13 Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

  • Sep 14 Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
  • Sep 21 Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
  • Sep 23 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
  • Sep 25 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
  • Sep 27 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
  • Sep 27 Franco troops conquer Toledo
  • Sep 27 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
  • Sep 28 Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)
  • Sep 28 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
  • Sep 29 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
  • Sep 30 International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
  • Sep 30 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England
  • Oct 1 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
  • 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
  • Oct 9 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

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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
  • Oct 28 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
  • Oct 31 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.

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Nov 1 Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 1 Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded
  • Nov 2 First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
  • Nov 2 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
  • Nov 3 President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)

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Nov 5 French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • Nov 6 RCA displays TV for press
  • Nov 6 Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London
  • Nov 7 Battle of Madrid begins
  • Nov 9 Albanian government of Frasheri falls

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 662

  • Apr 12 Charles Napier, actor (Night Stalker, Rambo)
  • Apr 12 Kennedy A Simmonds, premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
  • Apr 14 Robert Herman Nichols, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 14 Kenneth Mars, American actor
  • Apr 14 Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • Apr 15 Hector Quintanar, composer
  • Apr 15 Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
  • Apr 15 Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
  • Apr 15 Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
  • Apr 16 James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
  • Apr 17 Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
  • Apr 18 Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
  • Apr 18 Harold Innocent, [HS Harrison], English actor (Tall Guy)
  • Apr 18 Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
  • Apr 19 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • Apr 19 Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
  • Apr 19 Wilfried Martens, premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Pat Roberts, Topeka, Kansas, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997)
  • Apr 20 Pauli Ellefsen, Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • Apr 21 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

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Apr 21 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • Apr 21 James Dobson, American evangelist
  • Apr 22 Glen Campbell, Delight Ark, actor/singer (Time I Get to Phoenix)
  • Apr 22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • Apr 23 Elias, [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter
  • Apr 23 Estelle Harris, actress (Estelle Castanza-Seinfeld)
  • Apr 23 John D'Arcy, cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter
  • Apr 23 Roy Orbison, rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Apr 24 Jill Ireland, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England
  • Apr 26 Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
  • Apr 27 Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)
  • Apr 27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer
  • Apr 28 John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 29 April Stevens, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • Apr 29 Jacob Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 29 Lane Smith, actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Apr 29 Zubin Mehta, Bombay India, conductor (NY Philharmonic)
  • Apr 30 Zohra Lampert, actress (Doctors' Hospital, Girl With Something Extra)
  • May 2 Michael Rabin, violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York
  • May 2 Quinn Redeker, Woodstock Ill, actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless)
  • May 2 Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • May 4 El Cordobés, Spanish matador
  • May 5 Patrick Gowers, British composer
  • May 6 Joanna Dunham, actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood)
  • May 6 Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
  • May 6 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades)
  • May 7 Cornelius Cardew, English composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • May 7 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi
  • May 8 Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
  • May 9 Albert Finney, Salford UK, actor (Dresser, Under the Volcano)
  • May 9 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's)
  • May 9 Glenda Jackson, Cheshire England, actress (Women in Love)
  • May 9 Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
  • May 9 Terry Drinkwater, TV newsman (CBS)
  • May 10 Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
  • May 10 Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
  • May 10 Trevor Clay, Gen-Sec (Royal College of Nursing)
  • May 10 Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Ulrich Berkes, German writer, born in Salle
  • May 12 Tom Snyder, newscaster (Tommorow, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 12 Guillermo Endara, President of Panama
  • May 12 Tom Snyder, American television personality (d. 2007)
  • May 12 Frank Stella, American painter
  • May 13 Alan Rayfield, governor (Long Latin Prison)
  • May 13 Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)
  • May 14 Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italy, singer/actress (Cinderfella)
  • May 15 Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, US, sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)
  • May 15 Jean Balissat, composer
  • May 15 Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)
  • May 15 Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
  • May 15 Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
  • May 16 Philippe de Montebello, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut), born in Paris, France
  • May 16 Roy Hudd, English comedian (Blood Beast Terror, Vampire Beast Craves Blood)
  • May 16 Karl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal
  • May 17 Dennis Hopper, KS, actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider)
  • May 17 Lars Gustafsson, writer
  • May 17 Philippe Boesmans, composer
  • May 19 Elisabeth Schwartz, Austria, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • May 20 Anthony Zerbe, Cal, actor (Harry-O, Centennial, They Call Me Mr Tibbs)
  • May 21 Ama Samy, Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun
  • May 21 Dipak Nandy, founder (Runnymead Trust)
  • May 21 Abdul Taib Mahmud, 4th Chief Minister of Sarawak (1981-2014) and 7th Governor of Sarawak (2014-), born in Miri, Kingdom of Sarawak
  • May 22 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)
  • May 23 Charles Kimbrough, actor (Murphy Brown)
  • May 23 Douglas John Gorman, businessman
  • May 23 Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
  • May 23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • May 24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • May 25 Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), *d. 2013)
  • May 25 Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • May 27 Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
  • May 27 Eric Anderson, headmaster (Eton)
  • May 27 Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
  • May 27 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 27 Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
  • May 28 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • May 28 Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician
  • May 29 Arlene McQuade, actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), born in NYC, New York

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