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

David 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

1936 Highlights

About March 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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