On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1936

Historical Events

  • A Finnish quinella in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Berlin Olympics; Volmari Iso-Hollo beats teammate Kaarlo Tuominen in world record time (9:03.8)
  • American Glenn Morris' decathlon total of 7,254 points is a world record; teammates Bob Clark & Jack Parker complete US sweep in the gruelling event at the Berlin Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Bowden, American middle distance runner (1st American to run sub 4 minute mile 1957, 3:58.7), born in San José, California
  • Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
  • Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)
1936 Highlights

About August 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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