August 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 2 30th Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Aug 9 Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
  • Aug 12 Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
  • Aug 12 Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
  • Aug 14 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
  • Aug 16 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
  • Aug 21 Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him
  • Aug 25 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 8 Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
  • Aug 9 Juli├ín Javier, American baseball player
  • Aug 16 Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 21 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA Legend (LA Lakers, 5 time MVP), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Aug 28 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire