On This Day

June 1936 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, New Jersey
  • Jun 7 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Jun 11 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
  • Jun 11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England
  • Jun 12 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Jun 13 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
  • Jun 14 Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens in Germany
  • Jun 16 Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
  • Jun 16 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)
  • Jun 18 Polish parliament gives President Ignacy Mościcki dictatorial power
  • Jun 19 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jun 26 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
  • Jun 26 Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 28 Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
  • Jun 29 Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines
  • Jun 29 Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"
  • Jun 30 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 30 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published


Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
  • Jun 3 Harry Pitt, vice chancellor (Reading University)
  • Jun 3 Larry McMurtry, US scriptwriter (Lonesome Dove, Pulitzer 1986), born in Archer City, Texas
  • Jun 3 Philip J Attenborough, CEO/publisher (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Jun 4 David Lyon, CEO (Bowater), born in London
  • Jun 5 Barry Wilson, deputy chief (British Defense Staff)
  • Jun 6 Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transexual rights, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jun 8 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Jun 10 Graham Carleton Greene, British literary agent
  • Jun 11 Bryan Ingham, English artist, born in Preston, Lancashire (d. 1997)
  • Jun 12 Bill Zeliff, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire (1991-97), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jun 15 William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate
  • Jun 16 August Willemsen, Dutch poet/translator
  • Jun 18 Ian Spurling, ballet designer
  • Jun 18 R Ronald Venetian, [Vene], president Suriname (1991- )
  • Jun 23 Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
  • Jun 25 Paul Nowee, Dutch writer of children's and youth books. (Eagle's Eye), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Jun 25 B. J. Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia (1998-99) who liberalized Indonesia's press and political party laws, born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, Dutch East Indies (d. 2019)
  • Jun 26 Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, born in Glasgow
  • Jun 27 John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2011)
  • Jun 27 Lucille Clifton, American poet (Two-Headed Woman), born in Depew, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Gisela Kraft, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Major R Owens, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), born in Collierville, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • Jun 29 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)
  • Jun 30 Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church


Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Clara Noyes, American nurse (head of the American Red Cross WW1), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Jun 7 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer, dies at 60
  • Jun 11 Robert E. Howard, American pulp fiction author (Conan the Barbarian), commits suicide aged 30
  • Jun 11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • Jun 12 Isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
  • Jun 12 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 12 M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), dies at 73
  • Jun 14 Hans Poelzig, German architect (Grosses Schauspielhaus), dies at 67
  • Jun 14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

Jun 18 Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Jun 22 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck