What Happened on January 24, 1936

Historical Events

  • Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France

Music Recording

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois

Event of Interest

Pierre Laval's second French government falls

1936 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Goode, American composer, and clarinetist (Gamelan Son of Lion), born in New York City
  • Doug Kershaw, American Cajun, folk and bluegrass fiddle player, born in Cameron Parrish, Louisiana
  • Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • Robert Downey, Sr [Elias Jr], American filmmaker (Putney Swope; Rittenhouse Square), and actor (You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat), born in NYC (d. 2021)
Born in 1936

About January 24, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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