On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1936

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestBuddy Holly

Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • Romualds Kalsons, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
1936 Highlights

About September 7, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo