On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1936

Historical Events

  • 1st prefrontal lobotomy in America performed by Walter Freeman and James W. Watts at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C.

Baseball Record

Pittsburgh Pirates' future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 MLB hits for 7th time

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Whiting, Indiana
  • Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, born in Rødøy, Norway (d. 2011)
  • Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (Excalibur, Spawn), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2011)
  • Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1960²; World Series 1959, 1990 [coach: Cincinnati Reds]; NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire (d. 2021)
  • Terence Donovan, English fashion photographer, film and video director, born in Stepney, London (d. 1996)
  • Walter Koenig, American actor (Checkov-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Ossip Gabrilovich Russian-American pianist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1918-36), and composer, dies of stomach cancer at 58
1936 Highlights

About September 14, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo