On This Day

September 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 1st transatlantic "ping-pong'' round-trip air flight from NY to England an back begins, piloted by Dick Merrill with Harry Richman

Victory in Battle

Sep 4 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain

  • Sep 4 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
  • Sep 4 British-Kenyan aviator Beryl Markham takes off from Abingdon in England on a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean; crash-lands at Baleine Cove on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, becoming the 1st woman to make the east-west trip [1]

Historic Event

Sep 7 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam), on the Colorado River, between Nevada and Arizona. begins operation

  • Sep 7 The last surviving member of the marsupial thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in his/her cage at the Hobart Zoo (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • Sep 8 Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged

Murder of Interest

Sep 13 Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

  • Sep 14 1st prefrontal lobotomy in America performed by Walter Freeman and James W. Watts at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C.
  • Sep 21 Spanish fascist junta names Francisco Franco to Generalissimo and Supreme Commander
  • Sep 25 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
  • Sep 27 Franco troops conquer Toledo
  • Sep 27 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
  • Sep 29 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
  • Sep 30 International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
  • Sep 30 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of US Senator from Massachusetts, Ted

Andrew Grove

Sep 2 Andrew Grove [András Gróf], Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry, one of the founders and CEO of Intel, and philanthropist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)1958-06-08

  • Sep 3 John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 3 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011), born in Hammam Sousse, French Tunisia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 5 Alcee Hastings, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Sep 5 John C. Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 5 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 7 Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician, born in Lefkada, Greece
  • Sep 13 Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-fascist activist, born in Caserta, Italy
  • Sep 14 Terence Donovan, English fashion photographer, film and video director, born in Stepney, London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 14 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Whiting, Indiana
  • Sep 14 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, born in Rødøy, Norway (d. 2011)
  • Sep 16 Frits Niessen, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Sep 17 Jennifer Dickson, South African-British artist and photographer, born in Piet Retief, South Africa
  • Sep 17 Mischa de Vreede, Dutch poetess (Our Eternal Hunger), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies
  • Sep 17 Richard Gaskell, British solicitor (President of the Law Society) (d. 2015)
  • Sep 21 Yury Luzhkov, Russian politician (2nd Mayor of Moscow, 1992-2010), born in Moscow
  • Sep 22 Bill Orton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in North Ogden, Utah (d. 2009)
  • Sep 23 Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician
  • Sep 25 Edward Jones, British Army officer (UK Military Representative to NATO in Brussels), born in Altrincham, Cheshire, England
  • Sep 25 Moussa Traoré, Mali soldier, politician and dictator, President of Mali (1968-91), born in Kayes, French Sudan (d. 2020)

Winnie Mandela

Sep 26 Winnie Mandela [Winnie Madikizela-Mandela], South African anti-apartheid activist and ANC politician, born in Bizana, Pondoland, South Africa (d. 2018)

  • Sep 27 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 28 Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
  • Sep 29 Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media tycoon and politician, Prime Minister of Italy (1994-5, 2001-6, 2008-11), born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 30 Butler Derrick, (Rep-D-SC, 1974- )
  • Sep 30 James R Sasser, (Sen-D-Tenn, 1977- )

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impresario (b. 1876 or 1877)
  • Sep 5 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • Sep 12 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
  • Sep 16 Karl Buresch, Austrian lawyer and politician, dies at 57
  • Sep 17 Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
  • Sep 26 Harriet Monroe, American poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75