On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1936

Historical Events

  • -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)

Volkswagen Beetle

Adolf Hitler announces construction of the Volkswagen Beetle (the People's Car, aka the Käfer/Beetle)

  • Great Britain’s 0-0 tie with the US is enough to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; breaks Canada’s 4 straight Games golden streak

Olympic Gold

Sonja Henie of Norway becomes the most successful Olympic figure skater ever by winning her 3rd consecutive gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; beats Cecilia College of Great Britain by 6.4 points


1936 Highlights

About February 15, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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