On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1936

Historical Events

  • The Berlin Olympic equestrian competition concludes with Germany winning all 6 gold medals in an unprecedented team achievement
  • XI Summer Olympic Games close in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Gary Clarke, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne), born in Los Angeles, California
1936 Highlights

About August 16, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo