On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
  • 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