January 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • Jan 2 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo
  • 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 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 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • Jan 16 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
  • Jan 16 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 James Sinegal, American businessman
  • Jan 6 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
  • Jan 7 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer
  • Jan 8 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)
  • Jan 8 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • Jan 9 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer
  • Jan 10 Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 10 Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
  • Jan 11 Eve Hesse, Hamburg Germany, German born Jewish-American sculptor.
  • Jan 13 Edward R Madigan, (Rep-R-IL, 1973- )
  • Jan 15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Jan 20 Eldred G Maduro, minister (Netherland Antilles)
  • Jan 22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 22 Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
  • Jan 24 Doug Kershaw, La, plays electric fiddle
  • Jan 25 Dan Schaefer, (Rep-R-CO, 1983- )
  • Jan 26 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
  • Jan 27 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 27 Samuel Ting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, American physicist, Nobel Laureate

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel Ting
  • Jan 28 Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
  • Jan 28 Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
  • Jan 30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • Jan 30 Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia (b. 1862)
  • Jan 16 Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65
  • Jan 17 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 20 George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V