On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1936

Historical Events

  • Karl Schäfer of Austria wins his 2nd consecutive men’s figure skating Olympic gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games in Germany
  • National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
  • Norwegian speed skater Ivar Ballangrud sets Olympic record 17:24.3 to win the 10,000m at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; his 3rd gold medal from 4 events and 4th career Olympic gold
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Prine, American actor (V, W.E.B., Wide Country), born in Jennings, Florida
  • Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)
  • Takuo Aoyagi, Japanese engineer who invented the pulse oximeter, born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)
1936 Highlights

About February 14, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius