On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1936

Historical Events

Historic Event

Edward VIII succeeds British King George V

King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Luther Tucker, American blues guitarist, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

George V

George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India (1910-36), dies at 70 after being euthanized by his doctor

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
1936 Highlights

About January 20, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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