On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • The Jarrow March sets off for London.

Famous Birthdays

  • Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist, born in Wittenberg, Germany

Person of interestVáclav Havel

Vaclav Havel, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), born in Prague (d. 2011)

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel

Famous Deaths

  • Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38