Major Events of 1936
- Italy invades Ethiopia
- Spanish Civil War breaks out
- Hitler denounces the Locarno Pact; occupies the Rhineland
- Revolt in Japan
- Oil discovered in Saudi Arabia
- Treaty between Egypt and Great Britain
- Arab revolt against the British in Palestine
- 2nd Neutrality Act
NCAA Football: Minnesota Record: 7-1-0
Heisman Trophy: Larry Kelley, yale, E points: 219
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Series: 3-1
US Open Golf: Tony Manero Score: 282 Course: Baltusrol GC Location: Springfield, NJ
World Series: New York Yankees vs. NY Giants Series: 4-2
1936 Olympic Games
DEBYE, PETRUS (PETER) JOSEPHUS WILHELMUS, the Netherlands, Berlin University, and Kaiser-Wilhelm- Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) fŸr Physik, Berlin- Dahlem, Germany, b. 1884, d. 1966: "for his contributions to our knowledge of molecular structure through his investigations on dipole moments and on the diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases"
O'NEILL, EUGENE GLADSTONE, U.S.A., b. 1888, d. 1953: "for the power, honesty and deep-felt emotions of his dramatic works, which embody an original concept of tragedy"
LAMAS, CARLOS SAAVEDRA, Argentina, b. 1880, d. 1959: Foreign Minister. President of the SociŽtŽ des Nations (League of Nations), Meditator in a conflict between Paraguay and Bolivia in 1935.
Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded jointly to: DALE, Sir HENRY HALLETT, Great Britain, National Institute for Medical Research, London, b. 1875, d. 1968; and LOEWI, OTTO, Austria, Graz University, b. 1873, (in Frankfurt-on the-Main, Germany), d. 1961: "for their discoveries relating to chemical transmission of nerve impulses"
The prize was divided equally between: HESS, VICTOR FRANZ, Austria, Innsbruck University, b. 1883, d. 1964: "for his discovery of cosmic radiation"; and ANDERSON, CARL DAVID, U.S.A., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, b. 1905, d. 1991: "for his discovery of the positron"
Drama: Robert E. Sherwood ... "Idiot's Delight"
Fiction: Harold L. Davis ... "Honey in the Horn"
History: Andrew C. McLaughlin ... "The Constitutional History of the United States"
Public Service: "Cedar Rapids Gazette"
Best Picture: "The Great Ziegfeld"
Best Director: Frank Capra ... "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"
Best Actor: Paul Muni ... "The Story of Louis Pasteur"
Best Actress: Luise Rainer ... "The Great Ziegfeld"