Saturday May 16, 1936: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/16/1936, UK date format: 16/5/1936

May 16th, 1936 was the 137th day of the year 1936 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Saturday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Cécile Gallez and Franco Quadri.

Hearts in Bondage, directed by Lew Ayres, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1936

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | Magazine covers

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May 16, 1936 Events

What happened on May 16, 1936?

Historical Events

  • 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
  • 62nd Preakness: George Woolf aboard Bold Venture wins in 1:59.

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What happened on May 16 in history? Find out the list of May 16th major events

What was 1936 famous for? Discover everything about 1936


May 16, 1936 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on May 16, 1936?

Other May 16th famous birthdays

  • Megan Fox

    American actress and model.

  • Pierce Brosnan

    He is an Irish actor who is extremely handsome and has a nice look.

  • Italian pop singer, who won the top prize in 1993 San Remo Music Festival as a new artist.

  • Janet Jackson

    American actress and recording artist.

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How old am I?

If May 16, 1936 is your birthday you are 87 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on May 16.

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May 16, 1936 Famous Deaths

Other May 16th famous deaths

  • Jim Henson

    American puppeteer and director, producer, writer, and performer.

  • Andy Kaufman

    American actor who did stand-up comedy, impressionist and off-beat stand-up comedy on television, clubs, and at concerts.

  • Ronnie James Dio

    American heavy metal vocalist (Born 1942).

  • Belgian composer and jazz musician who earned an international reputation for his recordings.

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May 16, 1936 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Taurus personality

Who should a Taurus marry?

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini

Personality of May born

Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Fire

Rat personality

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May 16, 1936 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 16, 1936?

The day of the week was Saturday.

May 16th marks the 136th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1936.

There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 16, 1936 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 16, 1936?


  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Teacher's Day in Malaysia.


  • International Day of Living Together in Peace
  • International Day of Light [UNESCO]


  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Saint Simon Stock
  • Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
  • Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.

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Hearts in Bondage

Hearts in Bondage

Release year: 1936

Directed by: Lew Ayres

Starring: James Dunn, Mae Clarke, David Manners, Charlotte Henry

The Lonely Trail

The Lonely Trail

Release year: 1936

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Cy Kendall, Bob Kortman

Undersea Kingdom

Undersea Kingdom

Release year: 1936

Directed by: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane

Starring: Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum

The Princess Comes Across

The Princess Comes Across

Release year: 1936

Directed by: William K. Howard

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth

The Golden Arrow

The Golden Arrow

Release year: 1936

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Eugene Pallette, Dick Foran

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1936?

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on May 16th, 1936 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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May 16, 1936 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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The moon phase for May 16, 1936 is New Moon.

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Sport Games on May 16, 1936

Sport Games on May 16, 1936

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