1936 in history

1936 events chronologically

Jan 15 The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio
Jan 20 Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom
Jan 29 The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced
Feb 4 Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically
Feb 10 Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders
Feb 16 Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain
Feb 26 In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government

Top 7 most famous people born in 1936

Mar 28 Mario Vargas Llosa a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, college professor, and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. Upon announcing the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy said it had been given to Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat"
Aug 21 Wilt Chamberlain an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7-foot 1-inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history
Aug 29 John McCain the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election
Sep 29 Silvio Berlusconi an Italian media tycoon and politician. He was a frequent criminal defendant, and convicted tax evader who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011. Berlusconi is the controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owner of the Italian football club A.C. Milan since 1986. He is nicknamed Il Cavaliere for his Order of Merit for Labour, although he voluntarily resigned from this order in March 2013. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked him as the 141st richest man in the world with a net worth of US$9.0 billion. In 2009 Forbes ranked him 12th in the List of The World's Most Powerful People due to his domination in Italian politics
Oct 5 Václav Havel a Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, and statesman. From 1989 to 1993, he served as the first democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia in 41 years. He then served as the first president of the Czech Republic after the Czech-Slovak split. Within Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs
Oct 16 Andrei Chikatilo a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of a minimum of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Uzbek SSR. Chikatilo confessed to a total of 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for 52 of these murders in October 1992 and subsequently executed in February 1994
Dec 17 Pope Francis the reigning pope of the Catholic Church, in which capacity he is both Bishop of Rome and absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1936

Jan 18 Rudyard Kipling an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old
Jan 20 George V King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.
Feb 27 Ivan Pavlov a Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning. From his childhood days Pavlov demonstrated intellectual brilliance along with an unusual energy which he named "the instinct for research". Inspired by the progressive ideas which I. Pisarev, the most eminent of the Russian literary critics of the 1860s and M. Sechenov, the father of Russian physiology, were spreading, Pavlov abandoned his religious career and decided to devote his life to science. In 1870 he enrolled in the physics and mathematics faculty at the University of Saint Petersburg to take the course in natural science. Ivan Pavlov devoted his life to the study of physiology and sciences, making several remarkable discoveries and ideas that were passed on from generation to generation. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1904
Mar 18 Eleftherios Venizelos an eminent Greek leader of Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century remembered for his promotion of liberal-democratic policies. Elected several times as Prime Minister of Greece, serving from 1910 to 1920 and from 1928 to 1932, Venizelos had such profound influence on the internal and external affairs of Greece that he is credited with being "the maker of modern Greece", and is still widely known as the "Ethnarch"
Jun 18 Maxim Gorky a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a political activist.
Aug 19 Federico García Lorca a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director.
Oct 19 Lu Xun the pen name of Zhou Shuren , a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in Vernacular Chinese as well as Classical Chinese, Lu Xun was a novelist, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, and poet. In the 1930s he became the titular head of the League of Left-Wing Writers in Shanghai