On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist, born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2008)
  • Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels), born in West Hartlepool, County Durham (d. 2012)
  • Scott LaFaro, American jazz bassist (Bill Evans Trio), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, executed at 36
1936 Highlights

About April 3, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries