On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st transatlantic "ping-pong'' round-trip air flight from NY to England an back begins, piloted by Dick Merrill with Harry Richman
  • NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit Lions 7; 76,000 at Soldier Field

Famous Birthdays

Andrew Grove

Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)

  • David Leonard Blake, composer
  • Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted
1936 Highlights

About September 2, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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