On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1936

Historical Events

  • 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
  • 120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
  • 4th Venice Film Festival opens
  • First time the Olympic cycling road race is conducted as a mass start event with Frenchmen Robert Charpentier and Guy Lapébie taking gold and silver, and France winning the teams gold medal

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Israels, American jazz double bassist, composer (Bill Evans Trio), arranger, and band leader, born in New York City
  • Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
1936 Highlights

About August 10, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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