On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah, Florida
  • Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • Spanish socialists, communists and anarchists form Unidad Popular

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael White, British theater & film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65
1936 Highlights

About January 16, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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