On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1936

Historical Events

  • Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
  • Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch politician (PvdA)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861)
1936 Highlights

About November 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio