On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1936

Historical Events

  • For the first and only time in the history of the Walker Cup golf event, there is a shutout; the United States routs Great Britain, 9-0 at Pine Valley GC in New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011), born in Hammam Sousse, French Tunisia (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impresario (b. 1876 or 1877)
1936 Highlights

About September 3, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo