On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1936

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

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Famous Birthdays

  • David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; World C'ship gold singles 1957-59), born in Akron, Ohio

Person of interestHarmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew
  • 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)
1936 Highlights

About June 29, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer