On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, Wisconsin

Famous Birthdays

  • Denny Hulme, New Zealand auto racer (F1 World Drivers' Champion 1967), born in Motueka, New Zealand (d. 1992)
  • Ian Spurling, Australian born ballet designer (The Royal Ballet), born in South Australia (d. 1996)
  • Ronald Venetian, President of Suriname (1991-96, 2000-2010), born in Paramaribo, Suriname

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMaxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky

1936 Highlights

About June 18, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini