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)
  • NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
  • Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust batsman, later Liberal MP)
  • Johnnie Cochran, attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney)
  • Roger Sainsbury, bishop of Barking

Famous Deaths

  • G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies