On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Elias [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter, born in Ostend, Belgium
  • John D'Arcy, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour), born in Christchurch New Zealand
  • Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter, born in Diksmuide, Belgium (d. 2014)
  • Roy Orbison, American rock singer-songwriter ("Pretty Woman"; "Only The Lonely"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (Memorias de Mamá Blanca), dies at 46
1936 Highlights

About April 23, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus