On This Day

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, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England

Famous Deaths

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

About February 9, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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