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


Person of interestAndrew 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)

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 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? 84 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo