On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A Finnish trifecta in the 10,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Ilmari Salminen beats team mates Arvo Askola and Volmari Iso-Hollo
  • Americans Cornelius Johnson, Dave Albritton and Delos Thurber sweep the high jump medals at the Berlin Olympics
  • Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his second title from Frenchman Antone Magne

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Payne, English composer, born in London
  • Christopher Hogg, British industrialist and CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64