On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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 battleVictory 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