On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Topeka CC: Opal Hill scores a 3 & 2 win over Mrs. Charkes Dennehy to claim her second consecutive major title

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Zeliff, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire (1991-97), born in East Orange, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Isidore Weiss, French checker player (world champion x 7), dies at 69
  • Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), dies at 73
1936 Highlights

About June 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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