On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1936

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Cole Porters musical "Red Hot And Blue", starring Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, and Bob Hope, opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 183 performances

Actor and Comedian Jimmy Durante
Actor and Comedian
Jimmy Durante
Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope

Famous Birthdays

  • Akiko Kojima, Japanese model (Miss Universe 1959 - 1st Japanese and Asian woman to win the title), born in Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine), dies at 61
1936 Highlights

About October 29, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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