What Happened on August 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Bowden, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile (1957), 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)