On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1936

Historical Events

  • Anastasio Somoza GarcĂ­a elected President of Nicaragua
  • NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black & white teachers

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Jurjens, Estonian director (The Bank Job), born in Viljandi, Estonia
  • Buster Farrer, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64), born in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa
  • David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2009)
  • Peter Parfitt, English cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's), born in Billingford, Breckland, Norfolk, England
1936 Highlights

About December 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius