What Happened on June 29, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"

Famous Birthdays

  • David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)
  • Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)
  • Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)