What Happened on May 9, 1936

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Albert Finney (1936-2019)

English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), born in Salford, England

Glenda Jackson (1936-2023)

English stage and screen Oscar, BAFTA, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actress (Women in Love; Elizabeth R; Elizabeth Is Missing), and politician (Member of Parliament, 1992-2015), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England [1]

  • Terry Downes, British middleweight boxing champion (1961-62), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Terry Drinkwater, American TV newsman (CBS), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1989)
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

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

About May 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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