On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
  • Anna Karen [Ann McCall] British comic actress (On the Buses - "Olive"; EastEnders, 1996-2017 - "Aunt Sal"), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • Gene Dinwiddie, American blues saxophonist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musicologist, dies at 76
1936 Highlights

About September 19, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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