Friday 15 May 1936
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Donald [Anthony] Moffitt and Jean Balissat.
Show Boat, directed by James Whale, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Donald [Anthony] Moffitt: United States -- Sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft).
- Jean Balissat: Composer.
- Anna Maria Alberghetti: Italian-born actress.
- Arthur O'Neal: American government official, he has held various positions including Commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1973-1977.
- Anna Alberghetti: Italian-American actress and singer.
- Wavy Gravy: American clown and activist
- Mart Laga: Estonian basketball player (d. 1977)
- Ralph Steadman: English painter and illustrator
- Paul Zindel: American author playwright and educator (d. 2003)
- Amy Johnson arrives back in England after a record-breaking return flight to Cape Town
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