On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1936

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs 2nd Neutrality Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Don Sutherin, American Canadian Football HOF defensive back/placekicker (Grey Cup 1963, 65, 68, 69; Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders), born in Empire, Ohio (d. 2022)

Henri Richard

Henri Richard, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (record 11 Stanley Cups; 9 x NHL All Star; Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)

  • Jack R Lousma, American USMC Colonel, naval aviator, and NASA astronaut (Skylab 3; STS-3), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
1936 Highlights

About February 29, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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