On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1936

Historical Events

Hindenburg 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
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Famous Birthdays

  • Aribert Reimann, composer
  • David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Eric Allandale [Dubuisson], West Indian-British rock and soul trombonist, and songwriter (The Foundations - "Baby Now That I've Found You"), born in Dominica, West Indies (d. 2001)
  • Jim Clark OBE, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965; F1 World Champion 1963, 65), born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
1936 Highlights

About March 4, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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