On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st ever TV Gardening show "In Your Garden" shown on BBC television
  • Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill
  • Oakland Bay Bridge opens
  • St Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes & William O DeWitt

Famous Birthdays

  • Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
  • Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Robert White, guitarist
  • Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)