What Happened in October 1935

Historical Events

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Oct 2 Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 2 NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens
  • Oct 3 Italy invades Ethiopia
  • Oct 6 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
  • Oct 6 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches
  • Oct 7 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
  • Oct 7 Himmler/Hess/Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau
  • Oct 10 Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
  • Oct 10 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY
  • Oct 10 League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia
  • Oct 12 Cole Porters musical "Jubilee" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 15 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
  • Oct 17 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics

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Oct 19 Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Oct 20 400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
  • Oct 20 Anti-fascist People's Front forms in Brussels

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Oct 20 Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Oct 20 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
  • Oct 21 Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously
  • Oct 22 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
  • Oct 22 Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union.
  • Oct 23 Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP
  • Oct 23 Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament
  • Oct 23 Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 23 Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Oct 24 Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2]
  • Oct 24 Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs mgr Charlie Grimm & Chic players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series
  • Oct 25 Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti
  • Oct 27 SDAP & NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands
  • Oct 28 Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

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Oct 1 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
  • Oct 2 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-born British pianist

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Oct 2 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Oct 3 Abdon Pamich, Italy, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Oct 3 Charles M Duke Jr, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Oct 4 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964)
  • Oct 5 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 Arlene Saunders, American soprano
  • Oct 6 Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler
  • Oct 6 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)
  • Oct 7 Thomas M Keneally, Australian writer (Schindler's List)
  • Oct 9 Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
  • Oct 9 Edward GNPP, English prince/duke of Kent
  • Oct 9 Jules Croiset, Dutch actor (Help, Doctor Verzuipt!)
  • Oct 9 Paul Barton, cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa)
  • Oct 9 Paul J M Beers, Dutch actor (Mother Courage & Her Children)
  • Oct 10 Paolo Renosto, composer
  • Oct 10 André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
  • Oct 10 Khalil al-Wazir [Abu Jihad], Founder of Palestinian group Fatah and PLO leader, born in Ramla, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1988)
  • Oct 10 Dave Charnley, Dartford England, lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Jan van Vlijmen, composer

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Oct 12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Oct 12 Sam Moore, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 12 William Raspberry, Okolona, Mississippi, columnist (Pulitzer 1994), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 13 Philippine J Aeckerlin, Dutch actress (Oh Venus, Daddy Longlegs)
  • Oct 14 La Monte Young, Bern Idaho, composer (Composition in 1990)
  • Oct 15 Bobby Joe Morrow, Brownsville TX, sprinter (Olympic-3 gold-1956)
  • Oct 15 Hans Croiset, Dutch theatre director/actor (Witte Waan)
  • Oct 15 Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister
  • Oct 15 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 16 Sugar Pie DeSanto, US singer (Soulful dress)
  • Oct 17 Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)
  • Oct 18 John B Coleman, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 18 Jorge Cervello, composer

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Oct 18 Peter Boyle, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

  • Oct 20 Jerry Ohrbach, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 22 Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)
  • Oct 23 Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)
  • Oct 23 Zbigniew Rudzinski, composer
  • Oct 25 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • Oct 25 Zdenek Pololanik, composer
  • Oct 28 Folke Rabe, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm
  • Oct 29 David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
  • Oct 30 Michael Winner, producer/director (Big Sleep, Death Wish)
  • Oct 30 Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
  • Oct 30 Jim Perry, American baseball player
  • Oct 30 Robert Caro, American biographer

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 8 Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Jean Béraud, French painter (b. 1849)
  • Oct 4 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • Oct 6 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Arthur Henderson, British Labour minister (Nobel 1934), dies at 72
  • Oct 11 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • Oct 11 Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • Oct 22 Komitas, Armenian composer (b. 1869)
  • Oct 23 Abe Landau, US gangster, murdered
  • Oct 23 Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], US gangster, murdered at 33
  • Oct 23 Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, US gangster, murdered
  • Oct 26 Akos Buttykai, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 27 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)