On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1936

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Noël Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40
1936 Highlights

About January 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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