On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1936

Historical Events

  • 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees

Historic Event

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie asks the League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

Historic Publication

Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With The Wind" published

Famous Birthdays

  • Assia Djebar [Fatma-Zohra Imalhay√®ne], Algerian writer and filmmaker, born in Iol, Algeria (d. 2015)
  • Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter ("Garden State Stomp"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Nancy Dussault, American actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Pauls Dambis, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • Tony Musante, American actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2013)
1936 Highlights

About June 30, 1936

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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