On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao