... dates when who was where, recordings for which label ...



history - in violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Nazi Germany reoccupies the Rhineland - the 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine against the British government and opposition to Jewish immigration begins - beginning ot the Spanish civil war - Italy annexes Ethiopia - the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic is dissolved and Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia become full Republics of the Soviet Union

culture - the first fully controllable helicopter, makes its first flight - the first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio, for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company - the 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history - Margaret Bourke-White's photographs of the construction of the Fort Peck Dam are featured in the first issue of Life magazine - Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times - Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind - Maxim Gorky (†) - Federico García Lorca (†) - Luigi Pirandello (†)

music - Billboard magazine publishes its first music hit parade - Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

first released recordings by Albert Ammons, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Harlem Hamfats, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Nelson

released recordings/songs - Fred Astaire: A Fine Romance. Bing Crosby: Pennies From Heaven. Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago. Cross Road Blues. Billie Holiday: Summertime