Monday 28 December 1936
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nichelle Nichols in Robbins and Jacques Mesrine.
After the Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
while White Banners by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Composer at the Piano.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 December 1936 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Nichelle Nichols in Robbins: Illinois, USA; actress (Uhura - Star Trek).
- Jacques Mesrine: French bank robber and kidnapper.
- Alan Vaughan: American noted parapsychology researcher who has presented a number of papers of his original research.
- Alan Coleman: English-Australian director producer and screenwriter (d. 2013).
- Lawrence Schiller: American journalist director and producer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1936 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Goodnight, My Love - Hal Kemp & His Orchestra
- T'aint Good (Like a Nickel Made of Wood) - Fats Waller
- Serenade in the Night - Mantovani & His Orchestra
- There's Something in the Air - Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra
- The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful - George Hall & His Orchestra
- Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - Indian Love Call
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