On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer, born in Dignams Creek, Australia (d. 1997)
  • Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois (d. 2002)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
1936 Highlights

About January 10, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn