On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1936

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans van den Broek, Dutch politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Paris
  • Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician (Minister of Construction), born in Dalian, Kwantung Leased Territory, China
1936 Highlights

About December 11, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius