May 1936 in history

May 1936 events chronologically

May 5 Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
May 9 Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5
May 21 Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her handbag. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals
May 25 The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins
May 26 In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours
May 28 Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication
May 28 Klaipėda Radio Station begins regular broadcasting

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1936

May 2 Engelbert Humperdinck (singer) an English pop singer, best known for his UK number-one hits "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz", as well as "After the Lovin'" and "A Man Without Love".
May 9 Glenda Jackson a British Labour Party politician and former actress. She first became a Member of Parliament in 1992, and currently represents Hampstead and Kilburn
May 9 Albert Finney an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films. He achieved prominence in films in the early 1960s, his debut being The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, who had directed him in theatre plays various times before. He became a leading Free Cinema figure, and has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television. He is known for his roles in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning , Tom Jones , Miller's Crossing , Big Fish , The Bourne Ultimatum , Annie , and, in 2012, The Bourne Legacy and the James Bond film, Skyfall
May 12 Frank Stella an American painter and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. Stella continues to live and work in New York
May 14 Bobby Darin an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock'n'roll, folk, and country
May 17 Dennis Hopper an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, making his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in two films with James Dean. In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in several films. Hopper also began a prolific and acclaimed photography career in the 1960s
May 21 Günter Blobel a German biologist and 1999 Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell.

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1936

May 3 Robert Michels a German sociologist and fascist who wrote on the political behavior of intellectual elites and contributed to elite theory. He is best known for his book Political Parties, published in 1911, which contains a description of the "iron law of oligarchy." He was a student of Max Weber, a friend and disciple of Werner Sombart and Achille Loria. Politically, he moved from the Social Democratic Party of Germany to the Italian Socialist Party, adhering to the Italian revolutionary syndicalist wing and later to Italian Fascism, which he saw as a more democratic form of socialism. His ideas provided the basis of moderation theory which delineates the processes through which radical political groups are incorporated into the existing political system
May 8 Oswald Spengler a German historian and philosopher of history whose interests included mathematics, science, and art. He is best known for his book The Decline of the West , published in 1918 and 1922, covering all of world history. Spengler's civilization model postulates that any civilization is a superorganism with a limited lifespan
May 14 Edmund Allenby 1st Viscount Allenby an English soldier and British Imperial Governor. He fought in the Second Boer War, and also in World War I in which he led the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in the conquest of Palestine capturing Beersheba, Jaffa and Jerusalem from October to December 1917. After occupying the Jordan Valley during the summer 1918, he went on to capture northern Palestine and defeat Yildirim Army Group's Eighth Army at the Battle of Megiddo, forcing the Fourth and Seventh Army to retreat towards Damascus. Subsequently the EEF Pursuit by Desert Mounted Corps captured Damascus and advanced into northern Syria. During this pursuit he commanded E. Lawrence , whose campaign with Faisal's Arab Sherifial Forces assisted the EEF's capture of Ottoman Empire territory and fought the Battle of Aleppo, five days before the Armistice of Mudros on 30 October 1918, ended the campaign. He continued to serve in the region as High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan from 1919 until 1925
May 16 Julius Schreck an early Nazi Party member, a founding member of the Sturmabteilung and also the first commander of the Schutzstaffel. He died in May 1936 and was given a state funeral
May 17 Nahum Sokolow a Zionist leader, author, translator, and a pioneer of Hebrew journalism.
May 23 Henri de Régnier a French symbolist poet, considered one of the most important of France during the early 20th century.
May 28 Bertha Pappenheim an Austrian-Jewish feminist, a social pioneer, and the founder of the Jüdischer Frauenbund. Under the pseudonym Anna O., she was also one of Josef Breuer's best documented patients because of Freud's writing on Breuer's case