What Happened on May 1, 1936

Historical Events

Historic Event

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italy invades

Historic Event

FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests gangster Alvin "Creepy" Karpis

Famous Birthdays

  • Lacy Gibson, American Chicago-style blues guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Switchy Titchy"), born in Salisbury, North Carolina (d. 2011)
1936 Highlights

About May 1, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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