On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1936

Historical Events

  • Australian Antarctic Territory created

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR gives the FBI the authority to pursue fascists and communists

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
1936 Highlights

About August 24, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo