On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1936

Historical Events

  • "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • French Championships Men's Tennis: Gottfried von Cramm of Germany wins his 2nd French title; beats Englishman Fred Perry 6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
  • French Championships Women's Tennis: German Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu of France 6-3, 6-4 for her second of 3 straight French titles
  • Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), born in Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2010)
  • Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator (Pink Floyd's The Wall), born in London, England
1936 Highlights

About June 1, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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