On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
  • 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
  • Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Urbanner, Austrian composer and educator, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Fred Paris, American rocker (Five Satins)
  • Fred Parris, American doo-wop singer and songwriter (The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night"), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2022)
  • Pierre Kerkhoffs, Dutch soccer striker (5 caps; SC Enschede, PSV, Lausanne Sport), born in Geleen, Netherlands (d. 2021)
1936 Highlights

About March 26, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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