Wednesday 5 August 1936
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Dancy in Jackson and Frédéric Botton.
Mary of Scotland, directed by John Ford, 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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Which were the important events of 5 August 1936 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- John Dancy in Jackson: Texas, USA; newscaster (Prime Time Sunday).
- Frédéric Botton: French lyricist and composer.
- Nikolai Baturin: Estonian author and playwright.
- At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his third Olympic medal.
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