On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Missouri

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian master batsman Don Bradman scores 357 (424 minutes, 40 fours) for South Australia v Victoria in a Sheffield Shield match in Melbourne; his 5th 300+ score in first-class cricket

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRoger Miller

Roger Miller, American country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1992)

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia (b. 1862)
1936 Highlights

About January 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn