On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1936

Historical Events

  • Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
  • Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
1936 Highlights

About August 13, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo