What Happened on August 15, 1936

A Kiss For Adolf Hitler

Historical Events

  • Americans make a clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Marjorie Gestring, Katherine Rawls and Dorothy Poynton-Hill at the Berlin Olympics
  • Annibale Frossi scores twice as Italy beats Austria 2-1 in extra time in the soccer final at the Berlin Olympics

Olympic Games

Carla de Vries, an American tourist at the swimming event of the Berlin Olympics finds Adolf Hitler “so friendly and gracious” she shakes his hand and gives him a kiss

  • Marshall Wayne and Elbert Root make it an American 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • The Berlin Olympic fencing competition concludes with Italy winning 4 of the 7 gold medals and Hungary taking the other 3

Famous Deaths

  • Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel Prize for Literature 1926), dies at 64
  • Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • Stanisław Niewiadomski, Polish composer, dies at 76
1936 Highlights

About August 15, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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