On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st ever TV Gardening show "In Your Garden" shown on BBC television

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for literature awarded to American playwright 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, born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
1936 Highlights

About November 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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