On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transexual rights, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)