On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby player
  • David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
  • Eddie Willis, American guitar and sitar player (The Funk Brothers), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Harry Pitt, vice chancellor (Reading University)
  • Larry McMurtry, American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (Lonesome Dove), and Academy Award-winning scriptwriter (Brokeback Mountain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Philip J Attenborough, CEO/publisher (Hodder & Stoughton)

Famous Deaths

  • Clara Noyes, American nurse (head of the American Red Cross WW1), dies from a heart attack at 66
1936 Highlights

About June 3, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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