On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Carla Fracci, Italian ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist (Nobel Prize 2000 - discovery and development of conductive polymers), born in Tokyo
  • Sam Melville, American actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1989)
1936 Highlights

About August 20, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo