What Happened on August 3, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Karl Hein (56.49 Olympic record) and Erwin Blask make it a German 1-2 in the hammer throw at the Berlin Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Petherbridge, English actor (The Guardians), born in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England