What Happened on August 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
  • After 24 year absence a baseball demonstration game is played between 2 American teams at Berlin Olympics, World Champions beat US Olympics, 6-5
  • American diver Marjorie Gestring wins 3m springboard gold at the Berlin Olympics, youngest Olympic gold medalist (13 years 268 days)
  • The gymnastics competition at the Berlin Olympics concludes with Germany dominating, winning 6 of 9 gold medals including the men’s & women’s teams events

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