1936 in History – What happened in year 1936

✅ Published on April 8th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1936 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1936.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1936 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 februarySecond Italo-Abyssinian War-The Battle of Amba Aradam began and ended nine days later in a decisive tactical victory for Italy and the neutralisation of almost the entire Ethiopian army as a fighting force.
26 februaryOver 1400 troops of the Imperial Japanese Army staged a coupd'etat in Japan, occupying Tokyo, and killing Finance Minister TakahashiKorekiyo and several other leading politicians.
01 marchHoover Dam, on the Colorado River along the Arizona–Nevada border, was completed and turned over to the Federal government of the United States.
05 marchThe prototype of the Supermarine Spitfire, a British single-seat fighter that was later used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during the Second World War, flew for the first time.
07 marchNazi German forces re-occupied the demilitarized Rhineland, violating both the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Treaties that were signed after World War I.
03 aprilRichard Hauptmann was executed in the electric chair for the kidnapping and murder of the 'Lindbergh baby'.
05 aprilTupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak. An F5 tornado hit Tupelo, Mississippi, killing about 436 people.
05 maySecond Italo-Abyssinian War-Italian troops captured AddisAbaba, Ethiopia, unopposed.
18 mayIn a crime that shocked Japan, Sada Abe strangled her loverKichizo Ishida, cut off his genitals, and carried them around with herfor several days until her arrest.
25 mayEmployees of the Remington Rand company began an 11-monthstrike action, during which time the company executives developed thenotorious 'Mohawk Valley formula' to intimidate the strikers.
28 mayEnglish mathematician Alan Turing introduced the Turing machine, a basic abstract symbol-manipulating device that can simulate the logic of any computer algorithm.
26 juneFirst Initial test flight was taken by the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter. The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 is often considered the first practical, functional helicopter. It was also known as the Fa 61. It subsequently set several records for altitude, speed and flight duration culminating.
06 julyA major breach of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal in England sent millions of gallons of water cascading 300 ft (91 m) into the River Irwell.
17 julyNationalist rebels attempted a coup d'état against the Second Spanish Republic, sparking the Spanish Civil War.
20 julyThe Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits wassigned in Montreux, Switzerland, allowing Turkey to fortify theDardanelles and the Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships ofall nations in peacetime.
26 julyThe Canadian National Vimy Memorial, a memorial sitenear Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France, dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War, wasunveiled.
03 augustAfrican American athlete Jesse Owens won the first of his fourgold medals at the Berlin Summer Olympics, dashing Nazi leaders' hopesof Aryan domination.
25 septemberA new faster service between England and America is soon to be started. It uses the latest and fastest passenger flying boat built 'The Caledonian' from Imperial Airways.
26 septemberJapanese Marines are now in control of the Shanghai district of China. This follows the deaths of 4 Japanese citizens in Shanghai. Japan in a statement has stated, 'We must protect our citizens'.
12 novemberThe San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, connecting SanFrancisco and Oakland, California across San Francisco Bay, opened totraffic.
20 novemberSpanish Civil War-Founder of the fascist Falange EspañolaJosé Antonio Primo de Rivera was executed by the republican government.
25 novemberNazi Germany and the Empire of Japan signed the Anti-CominternPact, agreeing that if the Soviet Union attacked one of them, they wouldconsult each other on what measures to take 'to safeguard their commoninterests'.
05 decemberThe 1936 Soviet Constitution, also known as the 'Stalin'constitution, was adopted.
07 decemberAustralian cricketer Jack Fingleton became the first player toscore centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
10 decemberEdward VIII of the United Kingdom, still desiring to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson against widespread opposition, abdicated the throne, the only British monarch to have voluntarily doneso since the Anglo-Saxon period.
11 decemberThe Olympic Games to be held in Berlin in 1936 faced protests from the American Jewish Congress since Nazi Germany was not providing Jewish athletes equality as compared to other athletes.
05 MayItalian troops captured Addis Ababa.
22 MayInaugurated India's first stadium Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.
04 JuneBollywood's famous actress Nutan was born.
08 JuneThe Indian state radio network Indian State Broadcastings Service was renamed All India Radio.


Famous birthdays in the year 1936:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustW. D. Hamilton / Psychologist / Britain
02 January Roger Miller / Writer / United States of America
04 MayPatrick Gowers / Educator / United Kingdom
05 NovemberBilly Sherrill / Writer / United States of America
05 OctoberVáclav Havel / Poet / Czech Republic
07 NovemberGwyneth Jones / Soprano / United Kingdom
07 February Jas Gawronski / Politician / Italy
08 NovemberVirna Lisi / Actress / Italy
09 January Anne Rivers Siddons / Author / United States of America
14 NovemberFreddie Garrity / Actor / United Kingdom
15 AprilRaymond Poulidor / Cyclist / France
19 February Frederick Seidel / Poet / United States of America
19 March Ursula Andress / Actress / Switzerland
19 January Fred J. Lincoln / Actor / United States of America
19 NovemberDick Cavett / Actor / United States of America
24 OctoberJimmy Dawkins / Singer / United States of America
25 January Onat Kutlar / Poet / Turkey
25 SeptemberMoussa Traoré / Politician / Mali
26 JuneBenjamin Adekunle / General / Nigeria
29 AprilApril Stevens / Singer / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1936:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 DecemberDharma Singh / Politician / India
30 AugustJamuna / Actor / India
15 JulyKalanath Shastri / Writer / India
14 JuneM. S. Gill / Civil Servant / India
01 NovemberBhupinder Nath Kirpal / Lawyer / India
19 MarchSatyadev Dubey / Director / India
01 NovemberAdarsh Sein Anand / Lawyer / India
03 JuneTarla Dalal / Writer / India
13 OctoberChitti Babu / Composer / India
20 JuneSushma Seth / Actress / India
16 JulyVenkataraman Subramanya / Cricketer / India
05 February K. S. Nissar Ahmed / Poet / India
01 AprilAbdul Qadeer Khan / Chemist / India
29 AprilZubin Mehta / Conductor / India
01 AprilTarun Gogoi / Politician / India
12 January Mufti Mohammad Sayeed / Politician / India
25 AugustGiridharilal Kedia / Business Man / India
12 JanuaryMufti Mohammad Sayeed / Politician / India
16 JuneAkhlak Muhammad Khan / Poet / India
06 JuneD. Ramanaidu / Actor / India
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