On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • Alcee Hastings, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Cornelius Boyson, American blues bassist, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • John C. Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
1936 Highlights

About September 5, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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