On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minnesota
  • 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
  • German alpine skier Christi Cranz wins the inaugural Olympic women’s combined gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games ahead of team mate Käthe Grasegger
  • Pandit Jawaharlal suceeds Mahatma Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party

Famous Birthdays

  • Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)