Wednesday August 05, 1936

US date format: 8/5/1936, UK date format: 5/8/1936

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 5, 1936). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include John Dancy in Jackson and Frédéric Botton. Romeo and Juliet, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 On TV people were watching Olympic Games.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Edna May Oliver

Country: United States of America

The Texas Rangers

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan

Song of Freedom

Directed by: J. Elder Wills

Starring: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy, Robert Adams

Sing, Baby, Sing

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Alice Faye, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff, Ted Healy

Postal Inspector

Directed by: Otto Brower

Starring: Ricardo Cortez, Patricia Ellis, Michael Loring, Bela Lugosi


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 05, 1936?


  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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  • At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his third Olympic medal.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Olympic Games

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