On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1936

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 teammate Käthe Grasegger
  • Pandit Jawaharlal succeeds 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)
1936 Highlights

About February 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius