On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1936

Historical Events

  • The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • Sonny Allen, American basketball coach (ODU, Southern Methodist University, University of Nevada, Reno; WNBA Sacramento Monarchs), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 2020)
  • Sue Ane Langdon, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie), born in Paterson, New Jersey
1936 Highlights

About March 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces