June 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY
  • Jun 2 General Anastasio Somoza García takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
  • 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 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 Polish parliament gives President Ignacy Mościcki dictatorial power
  • Jun 19 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
  • 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
  • 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 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie asks the League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

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


Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator
  • Jun 3 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
  • Jun 3 Harry Pitt, vice chancellor (Reading University)
  • Jun 3 Larry McMurtry, US scriptwriter (Lonesome Dove, Pulitzer 1986), born in Archer City, Texas
  • Jun 3 Philip J Attenborough, CEO/publisher (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Jun 4 David Lyon, CEO (Bowater)
  • Jun 5 Barry Wilson, deputy chief (British Defense Staff)
  • Jun 8 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 10 Graham Carleton Greene, British literary agent
  • Jun 11 George Bryan Ingham, artist
  • Jun 12 Bill Zeliff, (Rep-R-NH)
  • Jun 15 William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate
  • Jun 16 August Willemsen, Dutch poet/translator
  • Jun 18 Ian Spurling, ballet designer
  • Jun 18 R Ronald Venetian, [Vene], president Suriname (1991- )
  • Jun 23 Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
  • Jun 25 Paul Nowee, Dutch western writer (Eagle's Eye)
  • Jun 25 Jusuf Habibie, President of Indonesia
  • Jun 26 Robert Maclennan, British MP
  • Jun 27 John MD "Shali" Shalikashvili, Polish/US general (NATO)
  • Jun 27 Lucille Clifton, American poet
  • Jun 28 Bill Orton, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • Jun 28 Gisela Kraft, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Major R Owens, (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 29 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church


Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 11 Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)
  • Jun 11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • Jun 12 Isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
  • Jun 12 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Jun 22 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck