Tuesday 7 January 1936, Orthodox Christmas
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include François Saint-Macary and Eldee Young.
The Ghost Goes West, directed by Ren Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
while Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Theatre Parade.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- François Saint-Macary: French Catholic clergyman, who was Metropolitan Archbishop of Rennes, Dol and Saint-Malo from September 1998 to March 2007.
- Eldee Young: American bassist (Young Holt Unlimited - "Hang on Sloopy").
- G Robert Blakey: American attorney.
- Hunter Davies: Scottish-born writer, journalist and broadcaster.
- G Blakey: American lawyer and academic.
- Ben Cropp: Australian shark hunter and photographer.
- Ian La Frenais: English screenwriter and producer.
- Guy d'Hardelot: French composer, best known for Because (Born 1858).
- Tennis champions Helen Moody and Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1 hour 18 minutes).
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