Historical Events in 1936

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  • Jan 1 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • Jan 1 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • Jan 1 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2
  • Jan 1 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • Jan 2 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo

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Jan 2 Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 4 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • Jan 4 Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
  • Jan 6 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • Jan 7 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
  • Jan 9 Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • Jan 9 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • Jan 11 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Jan 14 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
  • Jan 15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 15 Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
  • Jan 15 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • Jan 16 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
  • Jan 16 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • Jan 16 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular

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Jan 20 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • Jan 22 French Laval government falls
  • Jan 23 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
  • Jan 24 Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
  • Jan 24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • Jan 27 29th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-4, 6-4)
  • Jan 27 29th Men's Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats Jack Crawford (6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 9-7)
  • Jan 28 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch's "Lady Macbeth" opera

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 29 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jan 30 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • Jan 30 Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on & is scrapped by 1940 season
  • Jan 31 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
  • Feb 4 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
  • Feb 5 National Wildlife Federation forms
  • Feb 6 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 6 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"
  • Feb 7 A flag is authorized for US Vice President
  • Feb 7 Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
  • Feb 8 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • Feb 8 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minn
  • Feb 8 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
  • Feb 8 Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
  • Feb 11 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in SF Bay
  • Feb 14 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
  • Feb 14 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Feb 14 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 15 -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)

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Feb 15 Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (the People's Car, aka the Kaefer/beetle)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 15 Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
  • Feb 16 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Feb 16 Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
  • Feb 17 -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
  • Feb 17 S. N. Behrman's play "End of Summer" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 17 The world's first superhero, The Phantom, a cartoon strip by Lee Falk, makes his first appearance in comics.
  • Feb 18 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 19 Manuel Azaña becomes Prime Minister of Spain for the second time

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • Feb 22 Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
  • Feb 23 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY
  • Feb 26 Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
  • Feb 26 Military coup in Japan
  • Feb 27 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)

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Feb 29 US President FDR signs 2nd Neutrality Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Mar 1 Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed

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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.
  • Mar 2 Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
  • 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
Actress
Bette Davis
  • Mar 6 Belgium ends Locarno pact
  • Mar 7 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
  • Mar 8 The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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

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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
  • Apr 1 Orissa constituted a province of British India

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Apr 1 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

  • Apr 3 Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
  • Apr 3 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • Apr 5 Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
  • Apr 6 3rd Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
  • Apr 6 ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
  • Apr 6 Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
  • Apr 10 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
  • Apr 11 Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 11 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 13 Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
  • Apr 18 Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
  • Apr 19 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
  • Apr 19 First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
  • Apr 20 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
  • Apr 20 Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
  • Apr 23 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
  • Apr 26 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
  • Apr 29 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
  • May 1 Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades

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May 1 FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests gangster Alvin "Creepy" Karpis

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • May 2 Sergei Prokofiev's musical "Peter and the Wolf" premieres in Moscow
  • May 2 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
  • May 2 Emperor Haile Selassie & family flee Abyssinia
  • May 3 French People's Front wins elections

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May 3 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • May 4 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)
  • May 5 Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
  • May 5 Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
  • May 8 Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track
  • May 9 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
  • May 9 Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
  • May 10 Manuel Azaña elected the second President of the Spanish Republic
  • May 10 Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
  • May 12 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss" premieres in London
  • May 13 Quiroga government takes office in Spain
  • May 15 Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon, England from South Africa in a record 4 days and 16 hours
  • May 16 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
  • May 16 61st Preakness: George Woolf aboard Bold Venture wins in 1:59
  • May 21 Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals.
  • May 22 Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
  • May 24 Dutch bishops forbid membership of Nazi party
  • May 24 Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs); Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely, Yanks beat A's 25-2
  • May 25 The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
  • May 26 1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends
  • May 27 RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage
  • May 28 Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:35:03.314 (175.530 km/h)
  • 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
  • Jun 7 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution
  • Jun 8 1st parking meters are invented
  • 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 pres Ignacy Moscicki 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)
  • Jun 24 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4
  • 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
  • Jun 30 Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

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

  • Jul 1 AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
  • Jul 1 Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC
  • Jul 3 56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)
  • Jul 4 49th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5)
  • Jul 4 League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia
  • Jul 5 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
  • Jul 6 114°F (46°C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
  • Jul 6 121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
  • Jul 6 A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.
  • Jul 7 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
  • Jul 10 109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)
  • Jul 10 110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record)
  • Jul 10 111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • Jul 10 112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record)
  • Jul 10 New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
  • Jul 10 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • Jul 11 Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens
  • Jul 13 112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
  • Jul 13 114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record)
  • Jul 14 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
  • Jul 14 116°F (47°C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)
  • Jul 15 Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
  • Jul 16 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
  • Jul 16 NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant