On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1936

Historical Events

Academy Awards

8th Academy Awards: "Mutiny on the Bounty", Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

  • Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

Famous Birthdays

  • Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), born in Essexvale, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2003)
  • Dale Douglass, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles; US Senior Open 1986), born in Wewoka Oklahoma
  • Dean Stockwell, American stage and screen actor (The Werewolf of Washington; Blue Velvet; Quantum Leap), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
1936 Highlights

About March 5, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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