What Happened on December 10, 1936

King Abdicates for Love of Wallis Simpson

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI

Event of Interest

Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson

Nobel Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Carlos Saavedra Lamas for mediating end to Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, 1st Latin American to win

  • Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1936 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lu Liang-Huan, Taiwanese golfer (British Open 1971 runner-up), born in Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2022)
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Abel, English cricket batsman (13 Tests, 2 x 100, HS 132no; Surrey CCC), dies at 79
  • Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), dies at 69

About December 10, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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