August 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College
  • Aug 4 Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece
  • Aug 6 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
  • Aug 10 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
  • Aug 10 120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
  • Aug 11 Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
  • Aug 12 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States
  • Aug 18 106.5°F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa
  • Aug 19 Trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
  • Aug 23 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
  • Aug 24 Australian Antarctic Territory created

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
  • Aug 2 Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
  • Aug 7 Richard L[ouis] Tierney, US, sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)
  • Aug 8 Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
  • Aug 10 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
  • Aug 11 D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
  • Aug 11 J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
  • Aug 12 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
  • Aug 12 Hans Haacke, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Aug 12 John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
  • Aug 17 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), born in San Fernando (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Carla Fracci, ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 20 Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Aug 21 Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)
  • Aug 21 Radish Tordia, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia
  • Aug 22 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • Aug 23 Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 24 William J Coyne, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981- )
  • Aug 24 A. S. Byatt, English novelist
  • Aug 24 Kenny Guinn, American Governor, Nevada
  • Aug 25 Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, (d. 2015)
  • Aug 27 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • Aug 28 Harry McLevy, trade Unionist
  • Aug 29 John McCain, (Rep-R-Arizona, 1983-86)
  • Aug 30 Fabrizia Ramondino, writer
  • Aug 31 Marva Nettles Collins, educator (west side preparatory school)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Animator William Hanna (26) weds Violet Blanch Wogatzke (23)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 11 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea, American murderer, hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, last US public hanging
  • Aug 15 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • Aug 25 Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies