On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1936

Historical Events

  • The Jarrow March sets off for London.

Famous Birthdays

  • Annerose Schmidt [Boeck], East German concert pianist, and educator, 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
1936 Highlights

About October 5, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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