On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1936

Historical Events

  • Boston Redskins and Brooklyn Dodgers play one of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Boston wins 14-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years

Victory in Battle

Franco troops conquer Toledo

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
1936 Highlights

About September 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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