What Happened on August 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
  • Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
  • Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
  • Gerard Masson, composer
  • Hans Haacke, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes), born in Cologne, Germany
  • John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff