On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1936

Historical Events

  • Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown

Famous Birthdays

  • Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)

Famous Deaths

  • John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
1936 Highlights

About June 19, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini