On This Day

Historical Events in April 1936

  • Apr 1 Orissa constituted a province of British India

Historic Event

Apr 1 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

  • Apr 5 Tupelo, Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
  • Apr 6 3rd Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Horton Smith wins his second Masters, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Harry Cooper, with defending champion Gene Sarazen 3rd
  • Apr 6 ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
  • Apr 6 Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
  • Apr 10 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
  • Apr 11 Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC

Sports History

Apr 11 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2 for a 3-1 series win; Red Wings first SC Championship

  • Apr 11 First Butlins holiday camp opens in the UK at Ingoldmells, near Skegness
  • Apr 13 Ioannis Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece

Murder of Interest

Apr 14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

  • Apr 18 Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
  • Apr 19 First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine, anti-Jewish riots break out
  • Apr 20 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:33:40.8
  • Apr 20 Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine

Music History

Apr 26 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 4th Symphony

  • Apr 29 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5