What Happened on February 22, 1936

Historical Events

  • Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins

Olympic Gold

Sonja Henie of Norway follows up her Winter Olympics victory with an incredible 10th consecutive women’s World Championship figure skating gold medal in Paris, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr.], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist & microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in York, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • John Hope, American educator (President of Atlanta Baptist/Morehouse College,1906-36 and Atlanta University, 1929-36), dies at 67
1936 Highlights

About February 22, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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