On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1936

Historical Events

  • 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)

Famous Birthdays

  • James Mirrlees, Scottish economist (Nobel 1996), born in Minnigaff, Scotland
  • Shirley Knight, American actress (Endless Love, Desperate Housewives), born in Goessel, Kansas (d. 2020)
1936 Highlights

About July 5, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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