On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1936

Historical Events

  • At 3pm the BBC begins the world's first regular high-definition TV broadcast service from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace, North London
  • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is established

Famous Birthdays

  • Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), dies at 62
1936 Highlights

About November 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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