May 1936 calendar

May 1936

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1936?


  • 01 May 1936 Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades.
  • 02 May 1936 Peter & Wolf premieres in Moscow
  • 03 May 1936 New York Yankees' player Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets three hits.
  • 04 May 1936 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)
  • 05 May 1936 Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip.
  • 07 May 1936 Italy annexes Ethiopia.
  • 08 May 1936 Jockey Ralph Neves is unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall; his wife faints when he returns to the track.
  • 09 May 1936 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
  • 10 May 1936 Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt.
  • 12 May 1936 The Santa Fe railroad in the United States inaugurates the all-Pullman ''Super Chief'' passenger train between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California.
  • 13 May 1936 Quiroga Government takes office in Spain.
  • 15 May 1936 Amy Johnson arrives back in England after a record-breaking return flight to Cape Town
  • 16 May 1936 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
  • 21 May 1936 Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her handbag. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals.
  • 22 May 1936 Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 24 May 1936 Dutch bishops forbid membership of Nazi party.
  • 25 May 1936 The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
  • 26 May 1936 In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for ten hours.
  • 27 May 1936 RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for New York on maiden voyage
  • 28 May 1936 Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
  • 30 May 1936 Margaret Mitchell's novel ''Gone with the Wind'' is first published.
  • 28 May 1936 Alan Turing submits for publication.


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