What Happened on December 17, 1936

Historical Events

  • Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and dummy Charlie McCarthy appear on TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Martinus Arion [F Efraim M], Antilles, writer (Double Play)

Pope FrancisPope Francis (86 years old)

Catholic Pope (2013-) 1st Jesuit pope, 1st from the Americas and 1st non-European pope since Syrian Gregory III in 741, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

  • Jón Friðfinnsson, Icelandic-Canadian organist, and composer (The Millennial Cantata), dies at 71
1936 Highlights

About December 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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