On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1936

Historical Events

Historic Event

Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon, England having flown from South Africa in a record 4 days and 16 hours

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American Tony Award-winning stage singer and actress (Carnival), and film star (Cinderfella), born in Pesaro, Italy
  • Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, American sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)
  • Jean Balissat, Swiss composer pedagogue and conductor (Kaleidoscope for trumpet and percussion), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2007)
  • Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)
  • Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
  • Robert Smith, American baseball administrator (President International Baseball Federation 1981-93; IOC Olympic Order), born in Greenville, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
1936 Highlights

About May 15, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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