September 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Sep 4 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Sep 7 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • Sep 8 Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged
  • Sep 9 Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Sep 13 Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A's)

MurderMurder 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 Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
  • Sep 21 Spanish fascist junta names Franco to Generalissimo and Supreme Commander
  • Sep 23 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
  • 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 Mass Senator, Ted

Person of interestAndrew Grove

Sep 2 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Sep 3 John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 3 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011), born in Hammam Sousse, French Tunisia
  • 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 photographer, 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, artist/photographer
  • Sep 17 Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger)
  • Sep 17 Richard Gaskell, solicitor/president (Law Society)
  • Sep 21 Yury Luzhkov, Russian politician (2nd Mayor of Moscow, 1992-2010), born in Moscow
  • 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

Person of interestWinnie Mandela

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

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • Sep 27 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 28 Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
  • Sep 29 Michael Partridge, British civil servant
  • Sep 29 Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of 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 impressario (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, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75