On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Mabern Jr., American post-bop jazz pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2019)
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry [Rainford Hugh Perry], Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and producer (The Upsetters), born in Kendal, Jamaica (d. 2021)

Vaughn Meader

Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)


Famous Deaths

  • Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
1936 Highlights

About March 20, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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