Historical Events in January 1936

  • Jan 1 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • Jan 1 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • Jan 1 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • Jan 1 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2
  • Jan 2 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Missouri

Sports History

Jan 2 Australian master batsman Don Bradman scores 357 (424 minutes, 40 fours) for South Australia v Victoria in a Sheffield Shield match in Melbourne; his 5th 300+ score in first-class cricket

  • Jan 4 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • Jan 4 Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
  • Jan 6 Barbara Hanley becomes Canada's 1st woman mayor in Webbwood, Ontario
  • Jan 7 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)

Music History

Jan 9 Noël Coward's stage drama "Astonished Heart" premieres in London

  • Jan 9 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • Jan 11 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives

Historic Event

Jan 14 L. M. (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America

  • Jan 15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 15 Horace Stoneham is elected president of New York Giants MLB franchise; succeeds late father, Charles; remains president for next 40 years, presiding over move to SF, before selling team in 1976
  • Jan 15 Nonprofit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • Jan 16 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah, Florida
  • Jan 16 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • Jan 16 Spanish socialists, communists and anarchists form Unidad Popular

Historic Event

Jan 20 Edward VIII succeeds British King George V

  • Jan 23 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
  • Jan 24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France

Music Recording

Jan 24 Benny Goodman and orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records

Music History

Jan 26 Joseph Stalin views Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth" but he and his officials leave early and the play is denounced in state press

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 27 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Adrian Quist wins his first Grand Slam event; beats fellow Australian Jack Crawford 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 9-7

  • Jan 27 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Joan Hartigan Bathurst wins her 3rd Australian singles title; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-4, 6-4

Music History

Jan 28 Pravda criticizes Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District"

Hall of Fame

Jan 29 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

  • Jan 30 New owners of baseball's Boston Braves survey newspaper journalists to pick a new team nickname; known as 'Bees' in 1940 but return to 'Braves' in 1941
  • Jan 31 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit