On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1936

Historical Events

Historic Event

Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam), on the Colorado River, between Nevada and Arizona. begins operation

  • The last surviving member of the marsupial thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in his/her cage at the Hobart Zoo (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician, born in Lefkada, Greece

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American rock and roll musician and songwriter ("Peggy Sue"; "That'll Be the Day"; "Words Of Love"), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

  • Joe Simon, American R&B singer ("Power of Love"), born in Simmesport, Louisiana (d. 2021)
  • Romualds Kalsons, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
1936 Highlights

About September 7, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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