On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1936

Historical Events

  • Italian lire devalued
  • Record crowd 66,669 packs Yankee Stadium for Game 4 of Baseball World Series; Yankees beat Giants, 5-2; win series, 4-2

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pithey, Rhodesian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests for South Africa), born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe (d. 2018)
  • Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer
1936 Highlights

About October 4, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra