What Happened on October 1, 1936

Historical Events

Franco's Spanish State

Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • C, Gordon Fullerton, American USMC Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-3; STS-51-F), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2013)
  • Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), born in Dudley, Worcestershire (d. 1958)
  • Edward Villella, American ballet dancer (NYC Ballet, 1957-79), and artistic director (Miami City Ballet, 1985-2012), born in Bayside, Queens, New York
  • Stella Stevens [Estella Eggleston], American actress (Girls! Girls! Girls!; The Nutty Professor; Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows), born in Yazoo City, Mississippi (d. 2023)
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

  • Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 29
1936 Highlights

About October 1, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years
Leap Year: Yes

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