What Happened on January 9, 1936

Historical Events

Music History

Noël Coward's stage drama "Astonished Heart" premieres in London

  • Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer, born in Fairburn, Georgia
  • Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Peter Fletcher, British orchestral and choral conductor, and music teacher (d. 1999)
  • Ralph Terry, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1962, 62²; World Series 1961, 62 [MVP]; NY Yankees, KC Athletics, Cleveland Indians, NY Mets), born in Big Cabin, Oklahoma (d. 2022)
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

  • John Gilbert [Pringle], American silent film screenwriter, director (Love's Penalty), and actor, known as "The Great Lover" (The Merry Widow The Big Parade; Flesh and the Devil), dies of a heart attack at 38

About January 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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