On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1936

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, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (19 Tests; 54 dismissals), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2020)

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, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Glamorgan CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
1936 Highlights

About February 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius