What Happened on August 3, 1936

The Greatest 45 Minutes in Sports History

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

American sprinter Jesse Owens wins the 100m (10.3 seconds) in front of Adolf Hitler in a famous race at the Berlin Olympics, first of 4 gold medals at the Games

  • Karl Hein (56.49 Olympic record) and Erwin Blask make it a German 1-2 in the hammer throw at the Berlin Olympics
1936 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Petherbridge, English actor (The Guardians), born in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965), born in ┼áibenik, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
Born in 1936

About August 3, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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