On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1936

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian cricket's batting maestro Don Bradman scores 369 in 253 minutes (46 fours, 4 sixes) in South Australia's innings and 349 run win over Tasmania

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

  • Buell Neidlinger, American pop, jazz, and classical session cellist and double bassist (Cecil Taylor; Frank Zappa; Duane Eddy), born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Henny Boskamp [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith

Famous Deaths

  • Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse, dies at 59
1936 Highlights

About March 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces