What Happened on December 12, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles

Declaration of War

Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, born in Saxdalen, Sweden (d. 2010)
  • Iolanda BalaČ™, Romanian high jumper (Olympic gold 1960), born in TimiČ™oara, Romania (d. 2016)
  • Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), born in Caruthersville, Missouri (d. 2019) [1]
  • Samuel Weems, American lawyer (disbarred), Armenian genocide denier, and writer, born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 2003)
1936 Highlights

About December 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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