On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1936

Historical Events

  • Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals.

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdul Taib Mahmud, 4th Chief Minister of Sarawak (1981-2014) and 7th Governor of Sarawak (2014-), born in Miri, Kingdom of Sarawak
  • Ama Samy, Indian Jesuit priest, Zen teacher and disciple of Yamada Koun, born in Burma
  • Dipak Nandy, Indian born British academic and founder of the Runnymead Trust. born in Calcutta, India
1936 Highlights

About May 21, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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