On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1936

Historical Events

  • A Finnish quinella in the 5,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Gunnar Höckert runs an Olympic record to beat teammate Lauri Lehtinen
  • Argentina wins the polo gold medal beating Great Britain 11-0 in the final at the Berlin Olympics; final time the sport is contested at the Olympics
  • Twenty-two nations line-up as the first basketball competition in the Olympics Games starts in Berlin; Estonia beats France 34-29 in the first game

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Pope, American soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • Richard L. Tierney, American sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr), born in Spencer, Iowa

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Animator William Hanna (26) weds Violet Blanch Wogatzke (23)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna

1936 Highlights

About August 7, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo