December 1936 calendar

December 1936

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 on December 1936: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1936?


  • 01 Dec 1936 EW Brundin and FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants.
  • 05 Dec 1936 Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakhstan SSR and Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of the Soviet Union.
  • 07 Dec 1936 Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
  • 08 Dec 1936 Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua.
  • 09 Dec 1936 AL OKs night baseball for St. Louis
  • 10 Dec 1936 England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
  • 11 Dec 1936 King Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne Duke of York becomes King George VI
  • 12 Dec 1936 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan.
  • 13 Dec 1936 Final Boston Redskins NFL game, lose to Green Bay Packers 21-6, move to Washington DC.
  • 15 Dec 1936 KVL-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KEEN (now KING)
  • 17 Dec 1936 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and dummy Charlie McCarthy make their radio debut on Rudy Vallee's Royal Gelatin Hour.
  • 18 Dec 1936 1st giant panda imported into US
  • 22 Dec 1936 First common carrier license issued by ICC, Scranton Pennsylvania.
  • 23 Dec 1936 Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 24 Dec 1936 The first radioactive isotope medicine is administered in Berkeley, California.
  • 25 Dec 1936 Ron Hamence scores 104 for South Africa versus Queensland before 4,865.
  • 26 Dec 1936 Israel Philarmonic Orchestra forms
  • 29 Dec 1936 The United Auto Workers begins the Flint Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan.
  • 30 Dec 1936 United Auto Workers stage first sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant.
  • 21 Dec 1936 First flight of the Junkers Ju 88 multi-role combat aircraft.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1936?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Pennies from Heaven
  2. - When My Dream Boat Comes Home
  3. - I'm in a Dancing Mood
  4. - Let's Call A Heart A Heart
  5. - Easy To Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?