Events in year of 1936

  • 01-011st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, New York Herald Tribune
  • 01-021st electron tube to enable night vision described, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 01-02Bradman scores 357 for South Africa vs. Victoria, 424 minutes, 40 fours
  • 01-04Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • 01-04Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 vs. South Africa
  • 01-07Tennis champs Helen Moody and Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
  • 01-09Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • 01-11Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
  • 01-14L M (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America
  • 01-151st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • 01-15Horace Stoneham elected President of New York Giants
  • 01-15Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • 01-161st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Florida
  • 01-16Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as President
  • 01-16Spanish socialists / communists / anarchists form Unidad Popular
  • 01-20Edward VIII succeeds British King George V
  • 01-22French Laval government falls
  • 01-291st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame-Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson
  • 01-30New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • 01-31"Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
  • 02-041st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
  • 02-05National Wildlife Federation forms
  • 02-064th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 02-07A flag is authorized for Vice President
  • 02-07Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
  • 02-081st NFL draft, Eagles select Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger
  • 02-081st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minnesota
  • 02-081st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs. Rangers
  • 02-08Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as Chairman of India Congress Party
  • 02-11Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in SF Bay

People born in year of 1936

  • 01-01Eve Queler: NYC, New York -- Conductor
  • 01-01Willye B White: US jumper (1956 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-03Betty Rollin: Actress (Crossing Delancey) / author (Last Wish)
  • 01-03Jos Kunst: Composer
  • 01-07Eldee Young: US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • 01-08Ferdinand Hartzenberg: South African Minister of Education (1979-82)
  • 01-09Peter Fletcher: Music teacher
  • 01-11Meindert Leerling: Dutch TV director / MP (RPF)
  • 01-13Ami Maayani: Composer
  • 01-13Edward R Madigan: (Rep-R-Illinois, 1973- )
  • 01-14Clarence Carter: US singer (Thread the Needle)
  • 01-14John Paul Cain: Sweetwater, Texas -- PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
  • 01-14Ludmila Pinayeva: USSR -- 500m kayak (1964, 68, 72 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-14Reiner Klimke: German FR, equestrian dressage (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-16Michael White: Theater / film producer (From Russia With Love)
  • 01-17Jerry Fogel: Rochester, New York -- Actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow)
  • 01-19Elliott Schwartz: Composer
  • 01-20Eldred G Maduro: Minister (Netherland Antilles)
  • 01-23Jerry Kramer: Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)
  • 01-24Daniel Goode: Composer
  • 01-25Dan Schaefer: (Rep-R-Colorado, 1983- )
  • 01-25Diana Hyland: Cleveland Heights, Ohio -- Actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough)
  • 01-26Noel Harrison: London, England -- Singer / actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE)
  • 01-27Ismail Kadare: Albanian author / poet (Dimri i Madh)
  • 01-28Bill Jordan: British trade unionist
  • 01-28Robert Suderburg: Composer
  • 01-29Malcolm Binns: Concert pianist
  • 01-31Marvin Junior: Singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
  • 02-01G H Blake: Principal (Collingwood College, Durham University)
  • 02-04Daan van Golden: Dutch sculptor

People died in year of 1936

  • 01-06Charles A Stoneham: President (New York Giants)
  • 01-09John Gilbert: Actor (Love, Downstairs), dies at 40
  • 01-18Rudyard Kipling: Author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70
  • 01-20George V: King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70
  • 01-22Louis Glass: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-23Dame Clara Butt: Alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
  • 02-09Jacques Bainville: French Historian / essayist / journalist, dies at 57
  • 02-17Erich Schaeder: German Theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
  • 02-20John Hope: President of Atlanta University, dies at 67
  • 02-22Johan M Skjoldborg: Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 02-27Ivan P Pavlov: Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86
  • 03-04Ruben Mattias Liljefors: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-06Josef Stransky: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-06Rubin Goldmark: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-08Peter H J "Piet" van Doorne: Director BOVA Red Peppers, executed at 52
  • 03-19John Larkin IV: Actor / writer (Charlie Chan in Panama), dies at 63
  • 03-21Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: Composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70
  • 04-01Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky: Composer, dies at 61
  • 04-03Bruno Hauptmann: Convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • 04-11Mitya Stillman: Composer, dies at 44
  • 04-13Demertzis: Greek Premier
  • 04-17Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck: Dutch Prime Minister (1918-23, 29-33)
  • 04-18Ottorino Respighi: Italian Composer (Belkis), dies at 56
  • 04-18Seaborn M Denson: Composer, dies at 82
  • 04-24Alphons Diepenbrock: Composer, dies at 73
  • 04-24Bernard van Dieren: Composer, dies at 51
  • 04-27Frederik A Stoett: Linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
  • 04-27Karl Pearson: Mathematician
  • 04-28Foead I: King of Egypt (1922-36)
  • 04-29Florentinus M Wibaut: Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76

Events in year of 1937

  • 01-01Anastasio Somoza becomes President of Nicaragua
  • 01-01Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
  • 01-01US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
  • 01-05Fingleton and Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
  • 01-05Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
  • 01-06Bradman scores 270 Aust vs. England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
  • 01-09Italian regime bans marriages between Italians and Abyssinians
  • 01-12Plow for laying submarine cable patented
  • 01-19Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-19Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
  • 01-201st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)
  • 01-251st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
  • 01-25Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
  • 01-25Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio
  • 02-01Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port
  • 02-04Jim Margie, Philadelphia, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games
  • 02-051st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times, " released
  • 02-05FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
  • 02-06K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
  • 02-10Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
  • 02-1144-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends
  • 02-12Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
  • 02-13"Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
  • 02-13Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
  • 02-13NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington DC
  • 02-13US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 02-13US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • 02-16DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
  • 02-201st automobile / airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, California
  • 02-241st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Washington, DC

People born in year of 1937

  • 01-02Marianne McDonald: Classicist / philanthropist
  • 01-04Dyan Cannon: Tacoma, Washington -- Mrs Cary Grant / actress (Heaven Can Wait)
  • 01-06Doris Troy [Payne]: US soul singer / songwriter (Just One Kiss)
  • 01-06Lou Holtz: United States -- Football coach (New Jersey Jets)
  • 01-08Robert Moran: Composer
  • 01-09K Schlesinger: Writer
  • 01-12Liliana Cavani: Bologna, Italy -- Director (Berlin Affair)
  • 01-12Marie Dubois: Paris, France -- Actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim)
  • 01-14Billie Jo Spears: Country singer
  • 01-16Bob Bogle: Portland -- Rock bassist / guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • 01-16Conny Vandenbos: Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
  • 01-20Dorothy Provine: Deadwood, South Dakota -- Actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • 01-25Don Maynard: NFL receiver (NY Jets) #13
  • 01-25Kathleen Tynan Halton: Writer
  • 01-26Gerrit Gerritse: Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 01-26Joseph Saidu Momoh: General / President (Sierra Leone)
  • 01-26S J B Langdale: Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
  • 01-27John Ogdon: Manchester, England -- Pianist / composer
  • 01-28Ken Hill: Playwright / director
  • 01-29Bobby Scott: Jazz singer
  • 01-30Boris Spassky: USSR -- World chess champion (1969-72)
  • 01-31Philip Glass: Baltimore, Maryland -- Minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach)
  • 02-04Collin Wilcox: Highlands, North Carolina -- Actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • 02-04John Devitt: Australia -- 100m freestyle swimmer (1960 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-04Magnar Solberg: Norway -- 20K biathalete (1968, 72 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-05Cocky van Oost [Kommertje van Vliet]: Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • 02-05Gaston Roelants: Belgium -- World cross-country champion
  • 02-05Stuart Damon: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Alan Quartermaine- General Hospital)
  • 02-06Baldev Singh Chahal: Campaigner
  • 02-08Joe Raposa: Composer / songwriter (Sesame Street)

People died in year of 1937

  • 01-02Ross Alexander: Actor (Captain Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29
  • 01-08John Felix August Korling: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-01Marguerite Audoux: Writer
  • 02-07Elihu Root: US Minister of War / Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91
  • 02-08Scato Gocko de Vries: Dutch paleographer / librarian, dies at 75
  • 02-13C A Bernoulli: Writer
  • 02-14Erkki Gustav Melartin: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-02Gustav Wohlgemuth: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-06Frank Vosper: Actor / writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
  • 03-08Albert Verwey: Dutch Poet / literature Historian (Motion), dies at 71
  • 03-11Paul Scheinpflug: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-12Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor: French Organist / composer, dies at 93
  • 03-12Jeno Hubay: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-16J Austen Chamberlain: English Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
  • 03-19Horacio Quiroga: Uruguayan Author / poet, commits suicide at 58
  • 03-23Helge Rode: Danish Poet / essayist, dies at 66
  • 03-25John Drinkwater: English Poet / playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 03-29Karol Szymanowski: Polish / Ukraine Composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • 04-02Nathan Birnbaum: Austria philosopher (Zionism), dies at about 72
  • 04-04Frantisek X Salda: Czech writer / critic, dies at 69
  • 04-08Arthur William Foote: US Organist / composer, dies at 84
  • 04-08William Henry Hadow: Composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • 04-10Algernon Ashton: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-15Nikolai Artzibushev: Composer, dies at 79
  • 04-19William M Conway: English Historian / explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
  • 04-25Clem Sohn: Air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
  • 04-27Antonio Gramsci: Italian philosopher / marxist theorist, dies at 46
  • 05-01Snitz Edwards: Actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
  • 05-02Arthur Somervell: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-09Walter Mittelholzer: Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43