On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Article: 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
  • 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 1926), dies at 64
  • Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76