What Happened on August 14, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
  • Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Durrington, Wiltshire (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Rainey Bethea, American murderer, hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, last US public hanging