October 1936 in History

Events in History


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Oct 1 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Oct 2 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
  • Oct 2 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
  • Oct 2 French franc devalued, relatively late and after Britain (1931) and the US (1933)
  • Oct 4 Italian lire devalued
  • Oct 5 The Jarrow March sets off for London.

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Oct 9 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Oct 11 "Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres
  • Oct 13 Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium
  • Oct 19 HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18½ days
  • Oct 20 Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in NL
  • Oct 20 Spanish government moves to Barcelona
  • Oct 22 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

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Oct 28 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Oct 31 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines formed.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Charles G Fullerton, astronaut (STS-3, 51F), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 2 Johnnie Cochran, attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney)
  • Oct 2 Roger Sainsbury, bishop of Barking
  • Oct 4 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer

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Oct 5 Vaclav Havel, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), born in Prague (d. 2011)

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Oct 6 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet], cabaret director (Capers)
  • Oct 7 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 8 Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 10 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • Oct 13 Elizabeth Furse, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • Oct 13 John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 16 Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • Oct 16 Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • Oct 17 David Hobson, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Oct 17 Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
  • Oct 19 Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)

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Oct 19 James Bevel, American civil rights activist (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Direct Action), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi (d. 2008)

Civil Rights Activist James Bevel
Civil Rights Activist
James Bevel
  • Oct 21 James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)
  • Oct 22 Neville E Alexander, South african (10 years in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Oct 23 Philip Kaufman, director (Right Stuff, Henry & June)
  • Oct 24 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Oct 25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • Oct 28 Horst Antes, German painter
  • Oct 31 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russian cosmonaut

Weddings in History

  • Oct 6 Diana Mitford marries Oswald Mosley in the house of Joseph Goebbels with Adolf Hitler as a guest

Deaths in History

  • Oct 5 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • Oct 8 William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)
  • Oct 19 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)
  • Oct 20 Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)
  • Oct 25 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18
  • Oct 28 E G Winkler, writer, dies