What Happened in September 1936

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
  • Sep 2 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
  • Sep 3 3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 4 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Sep 4 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
  • Sep 5 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Sep 7 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • Sep 8 Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged
  • Sep 9 Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history
  • Sep 11 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Sep 12 56th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Don Budge (2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 50th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 13 Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A's)

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 13 Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

  • Sep 14 Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
  • Sep 21 Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
  • Sep 23 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
  • Sep 25 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
  • Sep 27 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
  • Sep 27 Franco troops conquer Toledo
  • Sep 27 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
  • Sep 28 Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)
  • Sep 28 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
  • Sep 29 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
  • Sep 30 International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
  • Sep 30 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 David Leonard Blake, composer
  • Sep 2 Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted
  • Sep 2 Andrew Grove, computer chip manufacturer (Intel Corporation), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)
  • Sep 3 John W Olver, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Sep 3 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ami, general/president of Tunisia (1987- )
  • Sep 5 Alcee Hastings, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Sep 5 Bill Mazeroski, MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts)
  • Sep 5 Cornelius Boyson, bassist
  • Sep 5 John C Danforth, (Sen-R-Missouri, 1977- )
  • Sep 5 Jonathan Kozol, American writer, sociologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 7 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • Sep 7 Romualds Kalsons, composer
  • Sep 7 Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician
  • Sep 9 Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer
  • Sep 11 Charles Dierkop, LaCrosse Wisc, actor (Det Pete Royster-Police Woman)
  • Sep 13 Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-Nazi
  • Sep 14 Stan Williams, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • Sep 14 Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer
  • Sep 14 Nicol Williamson, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scottish actor (Excalibur, Spawn)
  • Sep 14 Walter Koenig, actor (Checkov-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 14 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Sep 16 Frits Niessen, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Sep 17 Jennifer Dickson, artist/photographer
  • Sep 17 Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger)
  • Sep 17 Richard Gaskell, solicitor/president (Law Society)
  • Sep 19 Al Oerter, Astoria NY, discus thrower (Olympics-gold-56, 60, 64, 68)
  • Sep 20 Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
  • Sep 21 Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
  • Sep 21 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
  • Sep 22 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 22 Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
  • Sep 23 Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24 Jim Henson, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Jim Henson
  • Sep 25 Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO
  • Sep 25 Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
  • Sep 25 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman
  • Sep 26 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician
  • Sep 27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 27 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Robert Hogan, actor (Peyton Place, Operation Petticoat), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 28 Robert Wolders, Rotterdam Holland, actor (Erik Hunter-Laredo)
  • Sep 28 Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
  • Sep 28 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, born in Damascus, Syria (d. 2016)
  • Sep 29 Michael Partridge, British civil servant
  • Sep 29 Mylene Demongeot, Nice France, actress (3 Murderesses)
  • Sep 29 Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • Sep 30 Butler Derrick, (Rep-D-SC, 1974- )
  • Sep 30 James R Sasser, (Sen-D-Tenn, 1977- )

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 12 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)
  • Sep 28 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impressario (b. 1876 or 1877)
  • Sep 5 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • Sep 12 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
  • Sep 14 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 15 Bela Anton Szabados, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 16 Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM), dies
  • Sep 16 Karl Buresch, Austrian politician, dies
  • Sep 17 Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
  • Sep 19 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • Sep 26 Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75