On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1936

Historical Events

  • An unemployed worker, Neils B. Ruud, in Madison, Wisconsin, receives the first unemployment benefit check paid under a State law, for $15

Famous Birthdays

  • Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician and actor and activist, born on Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2007)
  • Ivan Parik, Czech composer, born in Bratislava

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
1936 Highlights

About August 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo