On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57