On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1936

Historical Events

  • Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines

Music History

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

Catholic Encyclical

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


Famous Birthdays

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

Harmon Killebrew

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)
1936 Highlights

About June 29, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer