On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

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