April 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Orissa constituted a province of British India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 5 Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
  • 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 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 Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
  • Apr 23 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
  • Apr 3 Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
  • Apr 5 John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
  • Apr 5 Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
  • Apr 5 John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 7 Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
  • Apr 7 Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, born in Tel Keppe, Iraq (d. 2015)
  • Apr 9 Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)
  • Apr 10 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), born in Croydon (d. 1995)
  • Apr 11 Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
  • Apr 12 Kennedy A Simmonds, premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
  • Apr 14 Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • Apr 15 Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
  • Apr 15 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), born in Takéo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
  • Apr 18 Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
  • Apr 18 Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
  • 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 James Dobson, American evangelist
  • Apr 23 Elias, [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter
  • Apr 23 Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter
  • Apr 26 Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
  • Apr 29 Jacob Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)
  • Apr 3 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • Apr 8 Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • Apr 9 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • Apr 13 Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
  • Apr 17 Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies
  • Apr 23 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889)
  • Apr 27 Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Karl Pearson, mathematician, dies
  • Apr 28 Foead I, king of Egypt (1922-36), dies
  • Apr 29 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
  • Apr 30 Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)