Historical Events in April 1936

  • 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 Ioannis Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 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