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.
  • Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times

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 (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire
  • 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 [Gabrilowitsch], American composer, dies at 58
1936 Highlights

About September 14, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo