On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1936

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell begins MLB record 24 game winning streak, beating Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-0 at Forbes Field

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Groman, American football wide receiver (All-AFL 1960; AFL C'ship 1960, 61, 64, 65; Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills), born in Tiffin, Ohio (d. 2020)
1936 Highlights

About July 17, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer