What Happened on August 15, 1935

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Abby Dalton, actress (Joey Bishop Show), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jim Dale, Rothwell England, Broadway actor (Barnum, My One & Only)
  • Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist (National Urban League)

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75
  • Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), dies in a plane crash in Alaska at 55

Humorist Will Rogers
Will Rogers