What Happened on February 9, 1936

Historical Events

  • German skier Franz Pfnür wins the inaugural Olympic men’s combined gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games ahead of teammate Gustav Lantschner

Famous Birthdays

  • "Stompin' Tom" Connors, Canadian country and folk singer-songwriter ("The Hockey Song"), born in St. John, New Brunswick, (d. 2013)
  • Clive Swift, British stage, wireless, and screen actor (Frenzy; A Passage to India; Keeping Up Appearances), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2019)
  • Johnny Heartsman [Eastman], American R&B, soul and electric blues session musician and songwriter, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1996)
Born in 1936

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Bainville, French historian, essayist and journalist, dies at 57
1936 Highlights

About February 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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