What Happened on August 4, 1936

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American athlete Jesse Owens wins his 2nd gold medal at the Berlin Olympics; beats German Luz Long in the long jump final with an Olympic record

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • American Helen Stephens runs 11.5 to win the 100m at the Berlin Olympics, beating controversial intersex athlete StanisÅ‚awa Walasiewicz of Poland
  • Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece

Famous Birthdays

  • Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, dies at 78