On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1936

Historical Events

Historic Event

Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)

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? 85 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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