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1936 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1936
Ab urbe condita2689
Armenian calendar1385
Assyrian calendar6686
Bahá'í calendar92–93
Balinese saka calendar1857–1858
Bengali calendar1343
Berber calendar2886
British Regnal year26 Geo. 5 – 1 Edw. 8 – 1 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2480
Burmese calendar1298
Byzantine calendar7444–7445
Chinese calendar乙亥(Wood Pig)
4632 or 4572
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
4633 or 4573
Coptic calendar1652–1653
Discordian calendar3102
Ethiopian calendar1928–1929
Hebrew calendar5696–5697
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1992–1993
 - Shaka Samvat1857–1858
 - Kali Yuga5036–5037
Holocene calendar11936
Igbo calendar936–937
Iranian calendar1314–1315
Islamic calendar1354–1355
Japanese calendarShōwa 11
Javanese calendar1866–1867
Juche calendar25
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4269
Minguo calendarROC 25
Nanakshahi calendar468
Thai solar calendar2478–2479
Tibetan calendar阴木猪年
(female Wood-Pig)
2062 or 1681 or 909
    — to —
(male Fire-Rat)
2063 or 1682 or 910

1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1936th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 936th year of the , the 36th year of the , and the 7th year of the decade.

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Main article: January 1936
  • January 4 – England celebrates its first ever win over the All Blacks in rugby union, in particular the two famous tries by "The Prince" HH Alexander Obolensky.
  • January 11I Wanna Play House marks the first Warner Bros. cartoon with "target"
  • January 15 – The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio, for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.
  • January 16 – Serial killer Albert Fish is executed in Sing Sing Prison.
  • January 20 – King George V of the United Kingdom dies. His eldest son succeeds to the throne, becoming Edward VIII. The title Prince of Wales is not used for another 22 years.
  • January 31The Green Hornet radio show debuts.


Main article: February 1936
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1936 Winter Olympics

  • February – John Maynard Keynes' book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is published in the UK.
  • February 4Radium E (bismuth-210) becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
  • February 5Japanese Baseball League, a first professional baseball league in Asia, founded. (as predecessor of Nippon Professional Baseball)[citation needed]
  • February 6 – The IV Olympic Winter Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
  • February 1019Second Italo-Ethiopian War: Battle of Amba Aradam in Ethiopia, ending in a decisive tactical victory for Italian forces, effectively neutralizing the army of the Ethiopian Empire.
  • February 17 – The first superhero to wear a skin-tight costume and mask, The Phantom, makes his first appearance in U.S. newspapers.
  • February 26February 26 Incident (二・二六事件, Niniroku Jiken): The Imperial Way Faction engineers a failed coup against the Japanese government; some politicians are killed.
  • February 29 – Emperor Hirohito orders the Japanese army to arrest 123 conspirators in Tokyo government offices; 19 of them are executed in July.


Main article: March 1936
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March 1: Hoover Dam is completed

  • March 1 – Construction of Hoover Dam is completed in the United States.
  • March 7 – In violation of the Treaty of Versailles and Locarno Treaties, Nazi Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.[1][2] According to several historians, like Samuel Mitcham,[3] this is the last time when the Allies could have stopped Hitler with the odds overwhelmingly on their side. Hitler and other Nazis admit that the French army alone could have destroyed the Wehrmacht.[4]
  • March 9 – Pro-democratic militarist Keisuke Okada steps down as Prime Minister of Japan and is replaced by radical militarist Kōki Hirota.
  • March 1718Pittsburgh Flood of 1936 ("Saint Patrick's Day Flood"): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suffers the worst flooding in its history.
  • March 26 – The longest game in the history of the National Hockey League is played when the Montreal Maroons and Detroit Red Wings go scoreless until 16 and a half minutes into the sixth OT when Mud Bruneteau ends it at 2:25 in the morning.


Main article: April 1936
  • April 3Richard Hauptmann, convicted of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder in 1932, is executed by electrocution in New Jersey State Prison.
  • April 5 – A tornado hits Tupelo, Mississippi, killing 216 and injuring over 700 (the 4th deadliest tornado in U.S. history).
  • April 6 – Two tornadoes strike Gainesville, Georgia. The smaller tornado hits north Gainesville, the stronger tornado the west side of town. 203 die and 1,600 are injured in the 5th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
  • April 11Billy Butlin opens his first Butlins holiday camp, Butlins Skegness, in Skegness (Ingoldmells), Lincolnshire, England.[5] It is officially opened by Amy Johnson of Hull (the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia).
  • April 19 – The 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine against the British government and opposition to Jewish immigration begins.


Main article: May 1936
  • May 2Peter and the Wolf, a Russian fairy tale of Sergei Prokofiev's composition, debuts at the Nezlobin Theater in Moscow, Soviet Union.
  • May 5 – Italian forces occupy Addis Ababa.
  • May 7 – Italy annexes Ethiopia.
  • May 9Italian East Africa is formed from the Italian territories of Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland.
  • May 12 – The Santa Fe railroad in the United States inaugurates the all-Pullman Super Chief passenger train between Chicago and Los Angeles.
  • May 25 – The Remington Rand strike of 1936–37 begins, spawning the notorious "Mohawk Valley formula", a corporate plan for strikebreaking.
  • May 27
    • The first flight by the Irish airline Aer Lingus takes place.
    • British luxury liner Template:RMS leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic.
  • May 28Alan Turing submits his paper "On Computable Numbers" to the London Mathematical Society for publication, introducing the concept of the "Turing machine". Its formal publication is on November 12.


Main article: June 1936
  • June
    • A major heat wave strikes North America; high temperature records are set and thousands die.
    • The first production model PCC streetcar, built by St. Louis Car Company, is placed in service by Pittsburgh Railways.
  • June 7
    • The general strike in France is ended by the Matignon Agreements.
    • The Steel Workers Organizing Committee is founded in the United States.
  • June 10Margaret Mitchell's epic historical romance Gone with the Wind is first published in the United States.
  • June 15 – An army ammunition depot explosion kills 60 in Männiku, Estonia.
  • June 19Max Schmeling knocks out Joe Louis in the 12th round of their heavyweight boxing match at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
  • June 19Per Albin Hansson resigns as Prime Minister of Sweden, over the issue of defence policy. He is replaced by the leader of the Farmer`s League ( Bondeförbundet ) Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp , whom also becomes Minister of Agriculture.
  • June 26Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first fully controllable helicopter, makes its maiden flight.
  • June 29United States Maritime Commission is formed.


Main article: July 1936
  • July 11 – The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic – the bridge was renamed Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in 2008.
  • July 1314 – Peak of July 1936 heat wave: The U.S. states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana all set new state records for high temperature. At Mio in northern Michigan, it soars to 113 °F (45 °C).
  • July 17 – The Spanish Army of Africa launches a coup d'état against the Second Spanish Republic, beginning the Spanish Civil War.
  • July 20Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits is signed in Montreux, allowing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.


Main article: August 1936
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1936 Summer Olympics

  • August 1 – The 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history. Note that John Logie Baird had previously broadcast the Derby horse race in Britain in 1931.
  • August 3African-American athlete Jesse Owens wins the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics.
  • August 14
    • Rainey Bethea was hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, in the last public execution in the United States
    • 1936 Summer Olympics: The United States men's national basketball team wins the first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.
  • August 19 – The first of the Moscow Trials begins in the Soviet Union.
  • August 26Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936 is signed.
  • August 30
    • Ernest Nash flees Germany for Rome.
    • President Franklin D. Roosevelt attends the dedication of Thomas Jefferson's head at Mount Rushmore.


Main article: September 1936

September 7: Extinction of Thylacine.

  • September 45 – English-born aviator Beryl Markham becomes the first woman to make an East-to-West solo transatlantic flight, from Abingdon-on-Thames, England, to Baleine, Nova Scotia.
  • September 5Spanish Civil War: Robert Capa's photograph The Falling Soldier is taken.
  • September 7 – The last known thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger), named Benjamin, dies in Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • September 9
    • The crews of Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Afonso de Albuquerque and destroyer Dão mutinied while anchored in Lisbon harbour. Opposed to the Salazar dictatorship's support of General Franco's coup, they declared their solidarity with the Spanish Republic.[6]
    • The Franco-Syrian Treaty of Independence is signed.
  • September 10 – The first World Speedway Championship is held at Wembley Stadium in London, England. It is won by Australian Lionel Van Praag, with Englishman Eric Langton second and Australian Bluey Wilkinson third.
  • September 12 – The Walt Disney animated short Donald and Pluto is released.
  • September 28 – After the election to the Swedish Riksdag`s second chamber, Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp ( but remains as Minister of Agriculture ) and his "Holiday Cabinet" ( "Semesterregeringen" ) resigns. Per Albin Hansson returns as Prime Minister, and stays in office to his death in a heart attack in 1946 .


Main article: October 1936
  • October – Start of Joseph Stalin's Great Purge in the Soviet Union.
    • The Mästermyr chest is discovered in the Mästermyr mire (after which it is later named) west of Hemse on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
  • October 11Earl Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designs and builds Mississippi's first permanent rodeo arena at Columbia, Mississippi.
  • October 19 – H.R. Ekins, reporter for the New York World-Telegram, wins a race to travel around the world on commercial airline flights, beating Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal and Leo Kieran of the New York Times. The flight takes 18½ days.
  • October 25Rome-Berlin Axis is formed.
  • October 29 – The historic Uptown Theater (Washington, D.C.) opens.
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Family during the Great Depression, Oklahoma, 1936


Main article: November 1936
  • November 2
  • November 3U.S. presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Farmers support Roosevelt.
  • November 9 – American fashion designer Ruth Harkness encounters and captures a nine-week-old panda cub in Sichuan, China; it becomes the first live giant panda to enter the United States.
  • November 12 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
  • November 20 – A levee failure and continued massive rain at the Mitsubishi Osarizawa mine, Kazuno, northeastern Akita, Japan, results in at least 375 deaths.
  • November 23 – This is the cover date of the first issue of Life, a weekly news magazine in the United States under the management of Henry Luce.
  • November 25 – The Anti-Comintern Pact is signed by Germany and Japan.
  • November 30 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed in a fire (it had been built for the 1851 Great Exhibition).


Main article: December 1936
  • December 1 – Hitler mandates that all German boys aged 10 to 18 join the Hitler Youth paramilitary organization.
  • December 3 – Radio station WQXR is officially founded in New York City.
  • December 51936 Soviet Constitution, promulgated by Stalin, is adopted in the Soviet Union. The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic is dissolved and Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia become full Republics of the Soviet Union.
  • December 10Edward VIII abdication crisis: King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom signs an instrument of abdication at Fort Belvedere, Surrey in the presence of his three brothers, The Duke of York, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent.
  • December 11 – Edward VIII abdication crisis:
    • The British Parliament passes His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 on behalf of the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The King performs his last act as sovereign by giving Royal Assent to the Act, and his brother Prince Albert, Duke of York, becomes King, reigning as King George VI.
    • The abdicated King Edward VIII, now HRH Prince Edward, makes a broadcast to the nation explaining his decision to abdicate. He leaves the country for Austria.
    • Taking the opportunity to free itself further from ties to the United Kingdom, the Oireachtas of the Irish Free State passes the Constitution (Amendment No. 27) Act 1936, removing most powers from the office of Governor-General of the Irish Free State, and the Executive Authority (External Relations) Act 1936 (signed into law December 12) assenting to the abdication and restricting the power of the monarch in relation to Ireland to international affairs.
  • December 12Xi'an Incident: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China is kidnapped by Marshal Zhang Xueliang.
  • December 24 – Release of the film Natalka Poltavka in Ukraine, the first filmed Russian opera.
  • December 26 – The Abraham Lincoln Brigade sails from New York City on its way to the Spanish Civil War.
  • December 30 – The United Auto Workers begins the Flint Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan.

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  • West China Famine: five million die.
  • Ipswich Town Football Club turns professional.
  • The YMCA Youth and Government program is founded in Albany, New York.
  • Mordecai Ham begins his radio ministry.
  • Stress is first recognised as a medical condition.
  • Polaroid sunglasses and Ambre Solaire sunblock both first marketed.
  • Cocoa production in the Gold Coast reaches 305,000 tons.




Émile Lahoud

  • January 2Roger Miller, American singer (d. 1992)
  • January 5Florence King, American writer (d. 2016)
  • January 6
    • Nida Blanca, Filipina actress (d. 2001)
    • Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, President of Uruguay
  • January 10
    • Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
    • Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, author and actor (d. 1997)
    • Robert Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • January 11Eva Hesse, American artist (d. 1970)
  • January 12Émile Lahoud, President of Lebanon
  • January 14Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (d. 1999)
  • January 20The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Princess Diana (d. 2004)
  • January 23
    • Arlene Golonka, American actress
    • Jerry Kramer, American football player
  • January 27Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
  • January 28
    • Alan Alda, American actor
    • Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer
  • January 29
    • Patrick Caulfield, English artist (d. 2005)
    • James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)


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Burt Reynolds

  • February 3
    • Jim Marshall, American photographer (d. 2010)
    • Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (d. 1984)
  • February 4
    • David Brenner, American comedian (d. 2014)
    • Gary Conway, American actor
  • February 6Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2009)
  • February 8Larry Verne, American singer and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • February 9
    • Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country/folk singer (d. 2013)
    • Clive Swift, British actor
  • February 11Burt Reynolds, American actor
  • February 14Andrew Prine, American actor
  • February 17Jim Brown, African-American football player
  • February 19Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (d. 2006)
  • February 20
    • Larry Hovis, American actor (Hogan's Heroes) (d. 2003)
    • Shigeo Nagashima, Japanese professional baseball player and coach
  • February 22Elizabeth MacRae, American actress
  • February 24
    • Lance Reventlow, English playboy, entrepreneur, and race car driver (d. 1972)
    • Luis Aguilé, Argentine singer (d. 2009)
  • February 27Roger Cardinal Mahony, fourth Archbishop of Los Angeles
  • February 29Alex Rocco, American actor (d. 2015)


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Sepp Blatter

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F. W. De Klerk

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Ursula Andress

  • March 2Alan Scott, blacksmith and brick oven constructor (d. 2009)
  • March 4
    • Jim Clark, Scottish race car driver (d. 1968)
    • Aribert Reimann, German composer
  • March 5Dean Stockwell, American actor
  • March 6
    • Marion Barry, Mayor of Washington, D.C. (d. 2014)
    • Elmira Zherzdeva, Soviet singer and voice actress
  • March 7
    • Loren Acton, American astronaut
    • Julio Terrazas Sandoval, Bolivian cardinal (d. 2015)
  • March 8Sue Ane Langdon, American actress
  • March 9
    • Mickey Gilley, American musician
    • Marty Ingels, American actor and agent (d. 2015)
    • Tom Sestak, American football player (d. 1987)
  • March 10Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA
  • March 11Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 2016)
  • March 15Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • March 16
    • Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian-American MRI practitioner
    • Elisabeth Volkmann, German actress (d. 2006)
  • March 17Patty Maloney, American actress
  • March 18F. W. de Klerk, President of South Africa (1989–94); 7th and last head of state of South Africa under the apartheid era.
  • March 19
    • Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
    • Uri Aviram, Israeli university professor
  • March 20Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican musician
  • March 24Don Covay, American singer and songwriter (d. 2015)
  • March 26Harry Kalas, American sportscaster (d. 2009)
  • March 28Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist and Nobel Prize laureate
  • March 31Marge Piercy, American poet and activist


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Roy Orbison

  • April 9Valerie Solanas, American feminist and writer who attempted to kill Andy Warhol (d. 1988)
  • April 10
    • John Howell, British long jumper
    • John Madden, American football coach and television sportscaster
    • Bobby Smith, American singer and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • April 12Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
  • April 17Jiří Grygar, Czech astronomer
  • April 21James Dobson, American child psychologist and conservative political activist (Focus On The Family)
  • April 22
    • Glen Campbell, American country musician
    • Dieter Kronzucker, German journalist and television presenter
  • April 23Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
  • April 24
    • Glen Hobbie, American baseball player (d. 2013)
    • Jill Ireland, English actress (d. 1990)
  • April 28Tariq Aziz, Iraqi political (d. 2015)


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Bobby Darin


Dennis Hopper

  • May 1Danièle Huillet, French filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • May 2
    • Sam DeLuca, American football offensive lineman and sports broadcaster (d. 2011)
    • Engelbert Humperdinck, British singer
    • Perdita Huston, American journalist (d. 2001)
    • Norma Aleandro, Argentinian actress
  • May 7Jimmy Ruffin, American singer (d. 2014)
  • May 9
    • Albert Finney, English actor
    • Glenda Jackson, British actress and politician
  • May 12
    • Guillermo Endara, President of Panama (1989–1994) (d. 2009)
    • Tom Snyder, American talk show host (Tomorrow) (d. 2007)
    • Frank Stella, American minimalist painter
  • May 14
    • Bobby Darin, American singer (d. 1973)
    • Dick Howser, American baseball shortstop/manager (d. 1987)
  • May 15
    • Wavy Gravy, American anti-war activist
    • Paul Zindel, American writer (d. 2003)
  • May 17Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)
  • May 23Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • May 25Tom T. Hall, American country singer


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Bruce Dern

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Kris Kristofferson

  • June 4Bruce Dern, American actor
  • June 8James Darren, American actor and singer
  • June 12Marcus Belgrave, American jazz trumpeter (d. 2015)
  • June 17Ken Loach, British director
  • June 18
    • Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan, President of Suriname
    • Dick Wimmer, American novelist (d. 2011)
  • June 19Takeshi Aono, Japanese voice actor (d. 2012)
  • June 20Harold E. Puthoff, American physicist
  • June 21Joseph Gosnell, Nisga'a statesman
  • June 22Kris Kristofferson, American actor, singer-songwriter
  • June 25Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia
  • June 26Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (d. 2015)
  • June 27Joe Doyle, Irish politician (d. 2009)
  • June 28Chuck Howley, American football player
  • June 29
    • Kigeli V, last king of Rwanda (d. 2016)
    • Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (d. 2011)
    • Eddie Mabo, Australian Indigenous rights activist (d. 1992)
  • June 30Assia Djebar, Algerian writer (d. 2015)


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Shirley Knight

  • July 2Rex Gildo, German singer (d. 1999)
  • July 5Shirley Knight, American actress
  • July 8Tony Warren, English television screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • July 9
    • André Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player
    • Richard Wilson, Scottish actor and director
  • July 10
    • Herbert Boyer, Biotechnology entrepreneur
    • Tunne Kelam, Estonian politician
  • July 15George Voinovich, American politician; United States Senator (R-OH) (d. 2016)
  • July 16
    • Miria Obote, former First Lady of Uganda
    • Yasuo Fukuda, 58th Prime Minister of Japan
    • Buddy Merrill, American musician (The Lawrence Welk Show)
  • July 18Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • July 20Barbara Mikulski, American politician; U.S. Senate (D-Md.)
  • July 22Klaus Bresser, German journalist and television presenter
  • July 23
    • Don Drysdale, American baseball player (d. 1993)
    • Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • July 24
    • Ruth Buzzi, American actress and comedian
    • Mark Goddard, American actor and teacher
  • July 26Mary Millar, British actress (d. 1998)
  • July 28Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • July 29Elizabeth Dole, American politician, U.S. Senator (R-Nc.)
  • July 30
    • Buddy Guy, American blues guitarist and singer
    • Ted Rogers, English comedian and game show host (d. 2001)


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Robert Redford

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Wilt Chamberlain

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John McCain

  • August 1
    • Bradford Bishop, American fugitive
    • Donald Neilson, British serial killer (d. 2011)
    • Yves Saint Laurent, Algerian-born French fashion designer (d. 2008)
  • August 6Robert Gnaizda, lawyer and social justice advocate
  • August 11Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (d. 1999)
  • August 12
    • André Kolingba, President of Central African Republic (d. 2010)
    • Tom McAvoy, American baseball player (d. 2011)
  • August 18Robert Redford, American actor and film director
  • August 21Wilt Chamberlain, African-American basketball player (d. 1999)
  • August 24Kenny Guinn, American politician (d. 2010)
  • August 25Giridharilal Kedia, Former Working President of KVK (d. 2009)
  • August 26Benedict Anderson, American academic (d. 2015)
  • August 29John McCain, Panamanian-born American politician, U.S. Senator (R-Az.) since 1986, and 2008 Republican Presidential nominee


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Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali


Silvio Berlusconi

  • September 2
    • Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American businessman, engineer and author (d. 2016)
    • Károly Krajczár, Hungarian Slovene teacher, writer and collector
  • September 3Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia
  • September 5Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player
  • September 7Buddy Holly, American rock 'n' roll singer (d. 1959)
  • September 11Charles Dierkop, American actor
  • September 14Walter Koenig, American actor (Star Trek)
  • September 19
    • Anna Karen, British actress
    • Al Oerter, American athlete (d. 2007)
  • September 21Yury Luzhkov, mayor of Moscow
  • September 24Jim Henson, American puppeteer, filmmaker, and television producer (d. 1990)
  • September 25
    • Ken Forsse, American inventor and producer, creator of Teddy Ruxpin (d. 2014)
    • Moussa Traoré, President of Mali
  • September 27
    • Don Cornelius, African-American television personality (d. 2012)
    • Joselo, Venezuelan actor and comedian (d. 2013)
  • September 29Silvio Berlusconi, 50th Prime Minister of Italy, media entrepreneur


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Václav Havel

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Brian Blessed

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Bill Wyman

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Michael Landon

  • October 1
    • Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
    • Kailayar Sellanainar Sivakumaran, Sri Lankan writer, art & literary critic, journalist and radio & TV personality.
  • October 3Steve Reich, American composer
  • October 5Václav Havel, Czech playwright, writer and politician, 10th President of Czechoslovakia and 1st President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011)
  • October 7Fereydoun Farrokhzad, Iranian entertainer (d. 1992)
  • October 9Brian Blessed, English actor
  • October 10Gerhard Ertl, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • October 11Larry Staverman, American professional basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
  • October 13Christine Nöstlinger, Austrian writer
  • October 14Carrie Nye, American actress (d. 2006)
  • October 19
    • James Bevel, American civil rights activist (d. 2008)
    • Tony Lo Bianco, American actor
  • October 24
  • October 25
    • Martin Gilbert, British historian (d. 2015)
    • Masako Nozawa, Japanese voice actress
  • October 26
    • Shelley Morrison, American actress
    • Etelka Kenéz Heka, Hungarian writer, poet, singer
  • October 29Akiko Kojima, Japanese model
  • October 30Polina Astakhova, Soviet artistic gymnast (d. 2005)
  • October 31Michael Landon, American actor and director (d. 1991)


  • November 2Rose Bird, American judge (d. 1999)
  • November 3Roy Emerson, Australian tennis player
  • November 4C. K. Williams, American poet
  • November 5
    • Uwe Seeler, German football player and manager
    • Billy Sherrill, American record producer, arranger and songwriter (d. 2015)
  • November 8Virna Lisi, Italian actress (d. 2014)
  • November 9Teddy Infuhr, American child actor (d. 2007)
  • November 11Susan Kohner, American actress
  • November 15Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and former East German dissident
  • November 19Dick Cavett, American talk show host and television personality
  • November 20Don DeLillo, American author
  • November 23
    • Robert Barnard, British writer, critic and lecturer (d. 2013)
    • Steve Landesberg, American actor and director (d. 2010)
  • November 27Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)


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David Carradine

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Pope Francis

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Mary Tyler Moore

  • December 5James Lee Burke, American writer
  • December 6Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist
  • December 8
    • David Carradine, American actor, director, martial artist (d. 2009)
    • Michael Hobson, American publisher
  • December 12Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper (d. 2016)
  • December 15Donald Goines, American novelist (d. 1973)
  • December 17
    • Pope Francis
    • Klaus Kinkel, German politician
  • December 22
    • James Burke, British broadcaster, science historian, author and television producer
    • Héctor Elizondo, American actor
  • December 23James Stacy, American actor
  • December 25Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, British aristocrat and socialite; youngest granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary
  • December 29Mary Tyler Moore, American actress, producer, diabetes awareness activist
  • December 31
    • Siw Malmkvist, Swedish singer
    • Szilveszter E. Vizi, Hungarian physician, neuroscientist and pharmacologist

Date unknown[]

  • Dolores Mantez, British actress (d. 2012)



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Rudyard Kipling


King George V of the United Kingdom

  • January 1Harry B. Smith, American composer (b. 1860)
  • January 4James Churchward, British writer (b. 1851)
  • January 5Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Spanish writer (b. 1866)
  • January 6Louise Bryant, American journalist (b. 1885)
  • January 9John Gilbert, American actor (b. 1899)
  • January 15
    • Henry Foster, British Conservative Party politician, former Governor-General of Australia (b. 1866)
    • George Landenberger, United States Navy Captain and the 23rd Governor of American Samoa (b. 1879)
  • January 16Albert Fish, American serial killer (b. 1870)
  • January 18Rudyard Kipling, British writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • January 20 – King George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1865)
  • January 23John Mills, Jr., "Mills Brothers" basso and guitarist (b. 1911)
  • January 24Harry Peach, British furniture manufacturer and social campaigner (b. 1874)
  • January 28Richard Loeb, American murderer (b. 1905)


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Charles Curtis

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  • March 11David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty, British admiral (b. 1871)
  • March 16Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist leader (b. 1864)
  • March 18Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek Statesman, several times Prime Minister (b. 1864)
  • March 21Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer and conductor (b. 1865)
  • March 23Oscar Asche, Australian actor (b. 1871)
  • March 28Archibald Garrod, English physician (b. 1857)


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King Fuad I of Egypt


  • May 4Ludwig von Falkenhausen, German general (b. 1844)
  • May 8Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (b. 1880)
  • May 14Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, British soldier and administrator (b. 1861)
  • May 16Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and senator (b. 1860)
  • May 20Elmer Fowler Stone, American aviator, the first United States Coast Guard aviator (b. 1887)
  • May 29Norman Chaney, American actor (b. 1914)


  • June 3Walther Wever, German general and Luftwaffe commander (b. 1887)
  • June 11Robert E. Howard, American author (suicide) (b. 1906)
  • June 12Karl Krays, Austrian writer and journalist, (b. 1874)
  • June 14G. K. Chesterton, English author (b. 1874)
  • June 17Henry B. Walthall, American actor (b. 1878)
  • June 18Maxim Gorky, Russian writer (b. 1868)
  • June 22Moritz Schlick, German philosopher and physicist (b. 1882)
  • June 28Alexander Berkman, Russian anarchist (b. 1870)
  • June 29János Szlepecz, Slovene priest and writer (b. 1872)


  • July 8Thomas Meighan, American actor (b. 1879)
  • July 11James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
  • July 13José Calvo Sotelo, Spanish politician (b. 1893)
  • July 16Alan Crosland, American film director (b. 1894)
  • July 20José Sanjurjo, Spanish general (b. 1872)
  • July 24Georg Michaelis, 6th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1857)


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Louis Bleriot

  • August 1Louis Blériot, French aviation pioneer (b. 1872)
  • August 9Lincoln Steffens, American journalist (b. 1866)
  • August 12 – Blessed Victoria Díez Bustos de Molina, Spanish teacher and religious woman (b. 1903)
  • August 15Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)
  • August 19
    • Federico García Lorca, Spanish writer (b. 1898)
    • Hugh Patrick Lygon, English aristocrat (b. 1904)
  • August 25
    • Ivan Nikitich Smirnov, Communist Party activist (b. 1881)
    • Lev Kamenev, Soviet politician (b. 1883)
    • Grigory Zinoviev, Soviet politician (b. 1883)


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Karl Buresch


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Juho Sunila

  • October 2Juho Sunila, 2-Time Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1875)
  • October 3John Heisman, American football coach (b. 1869)
  • October 8
    • Cheiro, Irish astrologer (b. 1866)
    • William Henry Stark, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • October 20Anne Sullivan, American teacher of Helen Keller (b. 1866)
  • October 26Rodney Heath, Australian tennis player (b. 1884)
  • October 29Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (b. 1875)


  • November 2Martin Lowry, English physical chemist (b. 1874)
  • November 7Chic Sale, American vaudevillian (b. 1885)
  • November 17John Bowers, American actor (b. 1885)
  • November 20
    • Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (b. 1896)
    • José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish fascist politician (b. 1903)
  • November 25Andrew Harper, Scottish–Australian biblical scholar and teacher (b. 1844)
  • November 27Edward Bach, British physician, homeopath and bacteriologist (b. 1886)


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Arvid Lindman

  • December 9
    • Juan de la Cierva, Spanish civil engineer, aviator, aeronautical engineer, inventor of the autogyro (b. 1895)
    • Arvid Lindman, 12th Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1862)
    • Lottie Pickford, Canadian actress (b. 1893)
  • December 10
    • Bobby Abel, English cricketer (b. 1857)
    • Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • December 11Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (b. 1875)
  • December 18Leonardo Torres y Quevedo, Spanish engineer and mathematician (b. 1852)
  • December 23William Henry Harrison, English cricketer (b. 1866)
  • December 24Irene Fenwick, American actress (b. 1887)
  • December 25Carl Stumpf, German philosopher and psychologist (b. 1848)
  • December 27Hans von Seeckt, German general (b. 1866)
  • December 29Lucy, Lady Houston, British philanthropist (b. 1857)

Nobel Prizes[]


  1. Davies, R. W. (2014). The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, Volume 6: The Years of Progress: The Soviet Economy, 1934-1936. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 275.
  2. Taylor, A. J. P. (2001). English History 1914-1945. Oxford University Press. p. 386.
  3. Mitcham, Samuel W. (2008). The Rise of the Wehrmacht. 1. Praeger. p. 66.
  4. Shirer, William L.; Rosenbaum, Ron (1960). The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. Simon & Schuster. p. 293.
  5. "Skegness". Butlins Memories. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (|url-status= suggested) (help)
  6. "PORTUGUESE MUTINY WHY IT FAILED" The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 2 October 1936, p. 17

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