What Happened on October 16, 1936

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Jean Batten reaches Auckland, New Zealand after flying solo from Kent, England in a record 11 days and 45 minutes

Sports History

Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

Famous Birthdays

  • Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet-Russian serial killer who murdered at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990, born in Yabluchne, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Peter Bowles, British actor (I, Claudius; Rumpole of the Bailey - "Featherstone"), born in London, England (d. 2022)
Born in 1936

About October 16, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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