THE YEAR OF 1936
Born : JAN 2 Roger Miller, US singer and composer.
Born : 20 Frandes Shand Kydd, grandmother of princes Harry and William.
Born : 20 Tom Baker, actor. (former Dr Who)
Born : 22 Nyree Dawn Porter, actress.
Born : 28 Alan Alda, US film actor and director.
Died : 18 Rudyard Kipling, English author.
Died : 20 King George V.
2 First electron tube described, St Louis, Missouri
3 General amnesty declared in Warsaw, 27,000 prisoners freed.
4 USA's first 'hit parade' listing published in Billboard.
14 L.M. "Mario" Giannini elected president of Bank of America.
20 Edward VIII acceded to the throne, for 325 days.
Born : FEB 11 Burt Reynolds, US film actor.
Died : 27 Ivan Pavlov, Russian scientist.
4 First radioactive substance produced synthetically - radium E
8 Jawaharlal Nehru elected president Indian National Congress
17 South America's first fascist regime was formed in Paraguay
when the army rebelled against President Eusebio Ayala.
26 Adolph Hitler launched the Volkswagon 'peoples car'.
Born : MAR 3 Ursula Andress, Swiss-born actress.
Born : 18 F W de Klerk, South African politician.
Born : 19 Ursula Andress, actress.
Born : 22 Roger Whittaker, singer, songwriter.
Died : 11 David Beatty, British admiral.
Died : 21 Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer.
5 The Spitfire fighter plane's first test flight from Southampton.
7 German troops march into the demilitarized Rhineland.
7 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
12 FDR conducts his first "Fireside Chat"
Born : APR 22 Glen Campbell, singer.
Born : 23 Roy Orbison, US singer.
Born : 26 Carol Burnett, comedienne.
Born : 29 Zubin Mehta, leader of the band
Died : 18 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer.
Died : 28 King Fuad I of Egypt.
8 Italian troops use of mustard gas in Abyssinia condemned.
28 Crown Prince Farouk proclaimed King of Egypt.
Born : MAY 2 Engelbert Humperdinck, singer.
Born : 6 Joanna Dunham, actress.
Born : 9 Albert Finney, actor.
Born : 9 Glenda Jackson, English actress and MP.
Born : 14 Bobby Darin, singer.
Born : 15 Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist.
Born : 15 Trini Lopez, singer.
Born : 16 Roy Hudd, English comedian.
Born : 17 Dennis Hopper, actor.
Died : 8 Oswald Spengler, German philosopher.
2 Haille Salassie fled Ethiopia 3 days before it fell to Italy.
15 Amy Johnson finished a return trip to Cape Town, record 12 days.
18 First BBC female announcers, Jasmine Bligh & Liz Cowell.
MAY 27 The liner Queen Mary left Southampton on her maiden voyage to NY.
Born : JUN 1 Gerald Scarfe, cartoonist
Born : 4 Bruce Dern, actor.
Born : 6 Levi Stubbs, singer.
Born : 17 Ken Loach, TV and film director.
Born : 18 Maxim Gorky, Russian author.
Born : 19 Gena Rowlands, actress.
Born : 22 Kris Kristofferson, singer, actor.
Died : 14 Gilbert Keith Chesterton, English author.
2 Gen. Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
6 Gatwick airport outside London opened.
11 Leslie Mitchell became the BBC's first television announcer.
26 Heinrich Focke test flies the FA61, the first helicopter.
30 40 hour work week law approved in US.
Born : JUL 6 Dave Allen, comediam.
Born : 28 Garfield Sobers, West Indian cricketer.
3 Fred Perry (UK) won Wimbledon for the third time running.
4 The DC3 made it's inaugural passenger flight, run by
American Airlines the flight was from Chicago to Glendale.
14 Mass production of gas masks commenced (one per citizen).
18 Spanish Civil War begins, Francisco Franco leads uprising.
31 General Franco lands Moroccan troops at Cadiz, starting the
Spanish Civil War.
Born : AUG 1 Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer.
Born : 19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish writer.
Born : 24 Antonia Byatt, writer.
Died : 2 Louis Bleriot, French aviator.
Died : 19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and playwright.
1 The 11th Olympics opened in Berlin. (the last for 12 years).
26 The Anglo-Egyptian alliance was signed.
30 The Blue Ribband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic
was regained by the British super liner Queen Mary .
The time for the 80,733 ton liner was 3 days 23 hrs 57 mins .
Born : SEP 7 Buddy Holly, singer (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day)
Born : 14 Walter Koenig, actor. (Sulu in the original Star Trek)
Born : 24 Jim Hensen, who made Kermit & Miss Piggy what they are today.
Born : 27 Gordon Honeycombe, broadcaster.
11 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
30 Pinewood Studios were inaugurated in 7 acres in Buckinghamshire .
Born : OCT 5 Vaclav Havel, Czech dramatist and president.
Born : 9 Brian Blessed, actor.
Born : 10 Judith Chalmers, TV presenter.
Born : 16 Peter Bowles, actor.
Born : 22 John Blashford-Snell, explorer.
Born : 24 Bill Wyman, a stone that rolls no more, except for sometimes.
Born : 28 Carl Davies, US composer.
1 BBC began regular broadcasts from Crystal Palace, North London.
1 General Francisco Franco became head of Spain's Government.
2 First alcohol power plant established, Atchison, Kansas
5 The Jarrow March of unemployed shipyard workers started south.
9 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
19 Fascism came to London when Oswald Moseley's 'blackshirts' attacked Jews and their businesses around Whitechapel.
OCT 26 The Boulder Dam (later re-named Hoover Dam) started electricity production. 626ft high, 1244ft long.
27 Mrs Wallis Simpson was granted a divorce from her second husband.
29 British Airways formed, merging Hillman, Spartan and United
Born : NOV 3 Roy Emersaon, Australian tennis player.
Born : 30 Frank Ifield, singer.
Died : 11 Edward German, English composer.
2 First high definition TV service from the BBC at Alexandra Palace.
2 Regular BBC TV programmes begin.
3 Franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president (dem).
12 Oakland Bay Bridge opens.
21 Britain's first TV gardening show went on air,In Your Garden.
30 The Crystal Palace in South London was destroyed by fire.
Born : DEC 8 David Carradine, actor.
Born : 13 Prince Karim, the Aga Khan.
Born : 15 Edna O'Brian, novelist.
Born : 17 Tommy Steele, British singer and actor.
Born : 21 Peter Tinniswood, author.
Born : 25 Princess Alexandra, princess.
Born : 29 Mary Tyler Moore, actress.
Died : 10 Luigi Pirandello, Italian playwright.
Died : 31 Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish writer.
11 Edward VIII abdicated after 325 days.
11 King Edward VIII abdication broadcast to the nation today,
his brother the Duke of York succeeds him as George VI.
12 Prince Albert was crowned king George VI of England.
DEC 24 First radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, CA