On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1936

Historical Events

  • Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France

Music Recording

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

Historic Event

Pierre Laval's second French government falls


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? 85 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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