On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Nehlen, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bowling Green 1968-76, West Virginia 1980-2000), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck


1936 Highlights

About January 1, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn