On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Historic CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany
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The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Aribert Reimann, composer
  • David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • James "Jim" Clark, Scottish F1 Indianapolis 500 winner and World Champion (1963 & 1965), born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64