On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1936

Historical Events

  • Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
  • Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrick Gowers, British choral and film score composer (Viri Galilaei; Hamlet; Smiley's People), born in Islington, England (d. 2014)
1936 Highlights

About May 5, 1936

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus