On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1936

Historical Events

  • Helen Stephens claims the women's sprint double at the Berlin Olympics having won the 100m and as part of the victorious American 4 x 100m relay team
  • Hungarian swimmer Ferenc Csik wins 100m freestyle gold medal in 57.6 at the Berlin Olympics, beating Japanese pair Masanori Yusa & Shigeo Arai

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jesse Owens is part of the American 4 x 100m relay team that wins gold in world record (39.8) at the Berlin Olympics; his 4th gold medal of the Games

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Korean nationals representing Japan earn medals in the marathon at the Berlin Olympics; Sohn Kee-chung won gold and Nam Sung-yong bronze

Famous Birthdays

  • Julián Javier, American baseball player, born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
1936 Highlights

About August 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo