Tuesday 4 February 1936
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Daan van Golden and Gary Conway in Boston.
The Petrified Forest, directed by Archie L. Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
while The Last Puritan by George Santayana was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
- Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
- Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
- Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
- Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
- Saint John Hector de Britto
- Saint Rembert of Torhout
- Daan van Golden: Dutch sculptor.
- Gary Conway in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants).
- Claude Nobs: Founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
- David Brenner: American comedian actor and author (d. 2014).
- Wilhelm Gustloff: German leader of the Swiss NSDAP (Nazi) party, with about 5000 members among the 100'000 Germans living in Switzerland.
- 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
- Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
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