On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman (S G Warburg & Co)
  • Eddie Sutton, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State; first coach to take 4 schools to NCAA tournament), born in Bucklin, Kansas (d. 2020)
  • Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
  • Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Patrick Procktor, painter

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDavid Beatty

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of heart failure at 65

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

1936 Highlights

About March 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces