On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Mart Crowley, American playwright (Boys in the Band), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Radish Tordia, Georgian painter of Figurative Art, born in Abasha, Georgia

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

1936 Highlights

About August 21, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo