On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1936

Historical Events

  • 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
  • Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, New Jersey
  • US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Relatively unknown pro Tony Manero wins by 2 strokes from runner-up Harry Cooper

Famous Birthdays

  • Levi Stubbs [Stubbles], American baritone singer (The Four Tops - "It's the Same Old Song"; "Standing In The Shadows of Love"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transsexual rights, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
1936 Highlights

About June 6, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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