- 6th January 1936; opening of the Lyric Cinema, Heaton (now People's Theatre).
- 7th January 1936; TV screenwriter Ian La Frenais born in Whitey Bay
- 7th September 1936; opening of South Shields Grammar-Technical School for Boys
- 5th October 1936; start of the Jarrow Crusade, protesters began their march from Jarrow to London.
- 1st November 1936; the protest marchers of the Jarrow Crusade arrive in London.
- 9th November 1936; opening of the Ritz Cinmea, Forest Hall (now Ritz Bingo and Social Club)