On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
  • S. N. Behrman's play "End of Summer" premieres in NYC
  • The world's first superhero, The Phantom, a cartoon strip by Lee Falk, makes his first appearance in comics.

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)

Person of interestJim Brown

Jim Brown, American NFL Running Back (Cleveland Browns), born in St. Simons, Georgia

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74