On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
  • Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Finney, English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), born in Salford, England (d. 2019)
  • Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's), born in Prescott, Arkansas

Person of interestGlenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson, English actress (Women in Love), born in Cheshire, England

  • Terry Downes, British middleweight boxing champion (1961-62), born in London, England (2017)
  • Terry Drinkwater, American TV newsman (CBS), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Fran├žois Conrad Schlumberger, French physicist, dies at 57