Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century
Decades: 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s years - 1990s
Years: 1936 - 1937 - 1938 - 1939 - 1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - 1946
January 15 - Deprived of the throne XIII. King Alfonz of Spain, as he did not renounce the crown, inherited his dynastic rights to his third son, Count Juan of Barcelona.
January 21 - Prime Minister Vojtech Tuka announces a 14-point program of Slovak National Socialism, which essentially demands a mechanical adoption of the socio-political practice of Nazism.
January 21-23 - Rebellion of the Iron Guard against Romanian Prime Minister Ion Antonescu, who is defeated with the help of the army.
January 23 - The government of the Czech-Moravian Protectorate issues a decree on forced labor for the Czech population. (Of the men between the ages of 18 and 50, 424,000 are sent to Germany for forced labor.)
January 27 - The Iron Guard is banned in Romania. (Antonescu governs the country with a government of soldiers and experts - a military dictatorship.)
January 31 - The death barrier on Kőbányai út (Liget tér) is lifted with the handover of the new section of the Budapest – Cegléd – railway line running on the embankment.
February 10 - England severes diplomatic relations with Romania.
February 12 - The first units of the German African Corps land under the command of Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel in Tripoli, Libya.
March 1 - Bulgaria accedes to the Tripartite Convention.
March 11 - U.S. President Roosevelt signs the Lease Act, which allows the U.S. to supply arms to its allies.
March 14 - An earthquake was detected in and around Técső.
March 18 - In the naval battle of Cape Matapan, the Italian fleet suffers a heavy loss from the British forces.
March 25 - The right-wing government of Yugoslavia accedes to the Tripartite Pact.
A group of pro-English military leaders - led by General Dušan Simović - is removing from power Prince Yugoslav Regent Paul and II. King Peter is declared an adult.
Under the leadership of Dušan Simović, the new Yugoslav government is formed.
March 30 - A German attack on British jobs is launched in North Africa.
Pál Teleki will commit suicide.
The Bárdossy government is formed.
April 5 - Soviet-Yugoslav Treaty of Friendship and Non-Aggression.
April 6 - The German Empire attacks Yugoslavia and Greece. The Luftwaffe bombs Belgrade, killing 24,000 civilians.
April 10 - Croatia declares independence and the Independent Croatian State (NDH) is formed. (The new state includes Bosnia and Herzegovina.)
April 11 - Hungarian troops cross the southern Trianon border, Bácska and Muraköz return to Hungary.
Belgrade is occupied by German troops.
Governor Miklós Horthy appoints Mihály Popoff, Orthodox Grand Priest and Deputy Archbishop, as the administrator of the Orthodox Hungarian and Orthodox Ruthenian parts.
April 13 - The Soviet Union concludes a non-aggression pact with the Empire of Japan.
II. King Peter Yugoslavia and most members of the Simović government flee to Greece.
The Yugoslav Communist Party issues its first call for resistance.
The Yugoslav army capitulates, unconditional capitulation is signed in Belgrade.
In Croatia, a species protection law is being enacted against Serbs, Jews and Gypsies.
April 19 - The Zagreb government is Serbian, Zh