On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer, born in Fairburn, Georgia
  • Peter Fletcher, British orchestral conductor & music teacher

Famous Deaths

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