What Happened in September 1936

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Belgian boxer Gustave Roth beats Heinz Lazek of Austria in a 15 round points decision to win the EBU and vacant IBU world light heavyweight title in Vienna
  • Sep 2 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
  • Sep 2 NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit Lions 7; 76,000 at Soldier Field
  • Sep 3 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

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 4 "Swing Time", directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is released
  • 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 and 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

Person of interestAndrew Grove

Sep 2 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
  • Sep 3 John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 3 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011), born in Hammam Sousse, French Tunisia
  • Sep 5 Alcee Hastings, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Sep 5 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Sep 5 Cornelius Boyson, American bassist, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Sep 5 John C Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 5 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestBuddy Holly

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
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Sep 7 Romualds Kalsons, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Sep 7 Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician, born in Lefkada, Greece
  • Sep 9 Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer
  • Sep 11 Charles Dierkop, American actor (Det Pete Royster-Police Woman), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Sep 13 Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-fascist activist, born in Caserta, Italy
  • Sep 14 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire
  • Sep 14 Terence Donovan, English photographer, born in Stepney, London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 14 Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (Excalibur, Spawn), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2011)
  • Sep 14 Walter Koenig, actor (Checkov-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Whiting, Indiana
  • Sep 14 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, born in Rødøy, Norway (d. 2011)

Person of interestAshley Cooper

Sep 15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (4 Grand Slam singles titles), 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 politician (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, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
  • Sep 20 Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
  • Sep 21 Yury Luzhkov, Russian politician (2nd Mayor of Moscow, 1992-2010), born in Moscow
  • Sep 21 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter (Patches), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 21 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, born in Idabel, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Sep 22 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 22 Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (Reading FC), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • Sep 23 Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician

Person of interestJim Henson

Sep 24 James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • Sep 25 Edward Jones, British Army officer (UK Military Representative to NATO in Brussels), born in Altrincham, Cheshire, England
  • Sep 25 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1996)
  • Sep 25 Booba [Roosevelt Melvin] Barnes, American blues guitarist, born in Longwood, Washington County, Mississippi (d. 1996)

Person of interestWinnie Mandela

Sep 26 Winnie Mandela [Winnie Madikizela-Mandela], South African anti-apartheid activist and ANC politician, born in Bizana, Pondoland, South Africa (d. 2018)

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • 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), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Robert Hogan, American 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)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Actor Henry Fonda (31) weds socialite Frances Ford Seymour (28) at Christ Church, New York City

  • 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, American film producer (MGM), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Sep 16 Karl Buresch, Austrian lawyer and politician, dies at 57
  • 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