On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A Finnish quinella in the 5,000m final at the Berlin Olympics; Gunnar H√∂ckert runs an Olympic record to beat team mate 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
William Hanna