On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1936

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 4th Symphony


Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Edward Cazalet, judge of the High Court of England and Wales, born in Marylebone, London
  • Pat Quinn, Scottish soccer forward (4 caps; Motherwell, Hibernian) and manager (East Fife, FH), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Tammany Young, American actor, dies at 49
1936 Highlights

About April 26, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus