On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1936

Historical Events

  • Benjamin Mays named president of Morehouse College

OlympicsOlympic Games

XI Summer Olympic Games are opened by Adolph Hitler in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, born in Oran, French Algeria (d. 2008)
1936 Highlights

About August 1, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo