What Happened on October 19, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18½ days

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJames Bevel

James Bevel, American civil rights activist (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Direct Action), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi (d. 2008)

Civil Rights Activist James Bevel
Civil Rights Activist
James Bevel
  • Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)
  • Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic," born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Lu Xun, Chinese writer of modern Chinese literature, dies at 55