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, Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun
  • Dipak Nandy, founder (Runnymead Trust)
1936 Highlights

About May 21, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 5 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini