What Happened on September 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

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
  • 56th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Don Budge (2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8)

Famous Weddings

  • "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70