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1936 Historical Event(s)
- January 15, 1936 – The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
- January 24, 1936 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- May 3, 1936 – Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to as Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper makes his major league debut for the New York Yankees.
- May 21, 1936 – Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover’s severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan’s most notorious scandals.
- May 26, 1936 – In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours.
- November 2, 1936 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
- November 20, 1936 – José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, is killed by a republican execution squad.
- November 23, 1936 – Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
- December 7, 1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
- December 23, 1936 – First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
Who Were Born On 1936?
- February 29, 1936 – Henri Richard, Canadian ice hockey player
- March 16, 1936 – Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
- March 19, 1936 – Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
- May 2, 1936 – Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-born singer
- June 11, 1936 – Chad Everett, American actor
- June 17, 1936 – Ken Loach, British film director
- July 16, 1936 – Venkatraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer
- September 7, 1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer (The Crickets) (d. 1959)
- September 21, 1936 – Sunny Murray, American free jazz drumming pioneer
- October 11, 1936 – Tom Zé, Brazilian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer