On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1936

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2015)

Roger Miller

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


Famous Deaths

  • Sir Francis Newdegate, English politician (Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia), dies at 73
1936 Highlights

About January 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 86 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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