January 4 - The Catherine Railway is renamed the Stalin Railway, which was named until November 15, 1961
Creation of the Popular Front in France
Warsaw trial of OUN members
Another purge in KP (b) U
George VI came to power - King of Great Britain, its Dominions and Emperor of India
The last Tasmanian wolf on earth has died in a zoo in Tasmania.
See also Category: Born 1936
January 12 - Raymond Pauls, Latvian pianist, composer, politician
February 11 - Bert Reynolds, American actor
February 13 - Anna Herman, Polish pop singer
February 16 - Mykhailo Potebenko, Ukrainian lawyer
March 2 - Iya Savina, Russian film actress
March 5 - Vladimir Maslachenko, Russian football player, sports commentator, journalist.
March 10 - Sepp Blatter, Swiss public figure, FIFA President (since 1998)
March 11 - Harald Zur Hausen, German physician and scientist, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
March 18 - Willem de Klerk, President of the Republic of South Africa (1989-1994)
March 19 - Ursula Andres, Swiss actress
March 28 - Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer.
March 29 - Govorukhin Stanislav Sergeevich, Russian film director, actor.
April 23 - Roy Orbison, English singer.
April 24 - Jill Yerland, American actress.
May 2 - Engelbert Hamperdink, American singer.
May 9 - Albert Finney, English actor.
May 9 - Glenda Jackson, English film actress, politician.
May 10 - Al Smith, American blues singer.
May 12 - Ivan Marchuk, Ukrainian painter, People's Artist of Ukraine.
May 17 - Dennis Hopper, American actor and film director
May 26 - Korotych Vitaliy Oleksiyovych, Ukrainian writer, poet, publicist.
May 27 - Lou Gossett, American actor.
May 30 - Slava Kalistratovich Metreveli, football player.
June 2 - Golubnychy Volodymyr Stepanovych, athlete (athletic walking).
June 4 - Bruce Dern, actor.
June 15 - Derzhavin Mikhail Mikhailovich, Russian actor of theater and cinema.
June 22 - Chris Christopherson, singer, songwriter, actor.
July 18 - Ilyenko Yuriy Gerasimovych, Ukrainian actor, film director.
July 27 - Maris-Rudolf