Wednesday 17 June 1936
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Struan Sutherland and Vern Harper.
Secret Agent, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Struan Sutherland: Australian pharmacologist, physician, epidemiologist, author, and professor, who development of an anti-venom for the Sydney Funnel web spider, he headed the Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Phamacology at the University of Melbourne.
- Vern Harper: Canadian First Nations Cree Elder and veteran of the Korean War.
- Ken Loach: English director producer and screenwriter.
- Kenneth Loach: TV director (Singing the Blues in Red).
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