On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1936

Historical Events

  • Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France

Music releaseMusic Recording

Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pierre Laval's second French government falls

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Goode, American composer, born in New York
  • Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player, born in Cameron Parrish, Louisiana
  • Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2019)
1936 Highlights

About January 24, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius