On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
  • Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
  • French franc devalued, relatively late and after Britain (1931) and the US (1933)
  • New York Yankees score Baseball World Series record 18 runs in an 18-4 rout of rival NY Giants in Game 2 at the Polo Grounds; Yankees win series 4-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Barnett, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1968; NBA C'ship 1970, 73 NY Knicks), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Ian McLachlan, Australian cricket batsman (Cambridge Uni & SA; 72 FC matches) and politician (45th Australian Defence Minister), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Johnnie Cochran, American attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Roger Sainsbury, Anglican Bishop of Barking

Famous Deaths

  • George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), dies at 61