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
1936 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Jim BrownJim Brown (87 years old)

American College-Pro Football HOF running back (Syracuse University; Cleveland Browns - NFL Rookie of the Year 1957; NFL MVP 1957, 58, 65; 8 x First-team All-Pro; 9 x Pro Bowl), actor (The Dirty Dozen; ...tick...tick...tick...), and civil rights activist, born in St. Simons, Georgia (d. 2023) [1]

  • John Leyton, British actor and singer ("Johnny Remember Me"), born in Frinton-on-Sea, England
  • Peter Walker, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Glamorgan CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 2020)
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

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

About February 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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