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

  • Ian McLachlan, Australian cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust batsman) and 45th Australian Defence Minister, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Johnnie Cochran, American attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Roger Sainsbury, Anglican Bishop of Barking

Famous Deaths

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