Historical Events in June 1936

  • 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 GarcĂ­a 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

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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)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 24 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 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