Historical Events in June 1936

  • Jun 1 "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
  • Jun 1 French Championships Men's Tennis: Gottfried von Cramm of Germany wins his 2nd French title; beats Englishman Fred Perry 6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
  • Jun 1 French Championships Women's Tennis: German Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu of France 6-3, 6-4 for her second of 3 straight French titles
  • Jun 1 Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY
  • Jun 2 General Anastasio Somoza García takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
  • Jun 6 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
  • Jun 6 Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, New Jersey
  • Jun 6 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Relatively unknown pro Tony Manero wins by 2 strokes from runner-up Harry Cooper

Historic Event

Jun 7 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

  • Jun 7 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout
  • Jun 11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England
  • Jun 11 Presbyterian Church of America founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 12 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Jun 12 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Topeka CC: Opal Hill scores a 3 & 2 win over Mrs. Charkes Dennehy to claim her second consecutive major title
  • Jun 13 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
  • Jun 14 Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens in Germany

Historic Event

Jun 16 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)

  • Jun 18 First bicycle traffic court in America established in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Jun 19 Dutch Prime Minister Hendrikus Colijn denies relation with German call-girl

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 19 German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York

  • Jun 19 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown

Sports History

Jun 20 Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2

  • Jun 22 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives
  • Jun 22 Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US (Organic Act)
  • Jun 24 Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs in National Youth Adm

Baseball Record

Jun 24 Rookie outfielder Joe DiMaggio ties 3 MLB records in New York's 10-run 5th inning against the White Sox, hitting 2 home runs for 8 total bases; Yankees beat Chicago, 18-4

  • Jun 26 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
  • Jun 26 Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 27 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman Alf Padgham wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Jimmy Adams of Scotland
  • Jun 28 Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
  • Jun 29 Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines

Music History

Jun 29 George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

  • Jun 29 Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"
  • Jun 30 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees

Historic Event

Jun 30 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie asks the League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

Historic Publication

Jun 30 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With The Wind" published