On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1936

Historical Events

  • 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
  • 121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
  • Generals Mola and Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Goddard, actor (Don West-Lost in Space), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of German Empire, dies at 78
  • James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
1936 Highlights

About July 24, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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