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Events in 1936

6 January: Time magazine announces its Man of the Year 1935 is Ethiopean king Haile Selassie.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
24 January: This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.
20 February: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
27 February: Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist, winner of the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, dies in Leningrad at age 86.
3 March: A patent for the Zippo lighter is granted to the Zippo Manufacturing Company founded by George Blaisdell in 1932 in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
4 March: The LZ 129 Hindenburg, the largest airship ever built, makes its maiden voyage from the German Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH factory on the shores of the Bodensee.
6 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
12 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
31 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
18 June: Maxim Gorky, Soviet Russian author and political activist, a founder of socialist realism, dies in Moscow at age 68.
17 July: The Spanish Civil War begins when the plotters of a military coup broadcast the code phrase “Over all of Spain, the sky is clear”.
1 Augustus: The opening ceremony of the 1936 Summer Olympics takes place in Berlin.
2 Augustus: Louis Blériot, French aviator and inventor, dies of a heart attack in Paris at age 64.
16 Augustus: The closing ceremony of the 1936 Summer Olympics takes place in Berlin.
26 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
5 October: J. Slauerhoff, Dutch writer, dies in Hilversum at age 38.
6 October: Built during a time of depression and costing a hundred lives but two years ahead of schedule, Hoover Dam starts generating electricity.
2 November: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1355 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
23 November: Life magazine is first published.
30 November: Crystal Palace burns to the ground in the south of London.
2 December: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1936

Time Person of the Year
Wallis Simpson, Time Woman of the Year.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Willem Kloos, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama and Elvis Presley celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1936

The year 1936 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1840, 1868, 1896 and 1908 in the century before it and 1964, 1992 and 2020 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1936 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 March 2017.
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