On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1936

Historical Events

  • NY Yankees set new attendance record of 64,482 in Game 3 of World Series at Yankee Stadium; 66,669 following day Game 4; win series v NY Giants, 4-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Reich, American minimalist composer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Heisman

John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, dies of pneumonia at 66

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman

1936 Highlights

About October 3, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra