On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

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