Wednesday 15 April 1936
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hector Quintanar and Maurice Shock.
Things to Come, directed by William Cameron Menzies, 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.
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- Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Petrus Gonzalez
- In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
- Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
- Arirang Festival is held in North Korea to commemorate Kim Il-sung's birth.
- Saint Hunna.
- Saint Basilissa
- Blessed Waltman of Antwerp
- Ancient Latvia ? Tipsa Diena was observed.
- Roman Empire ? the Fordicia was celebrated in honor of Terra.
- Hector Quintanar: Composer.
- Maurice Shock: rector (Lincoln College in Oxford).
- Philippe Euverte: French admiral, commander of French military forces in French Polynesia during the controversial nuclear weapon tests at Moruroa atoll in the mid 1990s.
- Raymond Poulidor: French bicycle racer, known as the "eternal second" because he never won the Tour de France despite finishing in second place three times, and in third place five times (including his final Tour at the age of 40).
- First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
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