On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Peter Bleuel, German writer (Sex and Society In Nazi Germany), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Robert Lee Smith, American singer (Tams - "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy")
  • Tony Nash, English bobsledder (Olympic gold two-man 1964), born in Amersham, England

Famous Deaths

  • Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), commits suicide to avoid arrest by the Gestapo at 58

Person of interestEleftherios Venizelos

Eleftherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece (1910-15, 1917-20, 1924, 1928-32, 1933), dies of a stroke at 71

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos

1936 Highlights

About March 18, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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