On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Polish parliament gives President Ignacy MoĊ›cicki dictatorial power

Famous Birthdays

  • Denny Hulme, New Zealand auto racer (F1 World Drivers' Champion 1967), born in Motueka, New Zealand (d. 1992)
  • Ian Spurling, ballet designer
  • R Ronald Venetian, [Vene], president Suriname (1991- )

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