What Happened in September 1935

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423
  • Sep 3 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)
  • Sep 3 Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games

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Sep 6 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • Sep 8 Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)
  • Sep 11 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year

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Sep 12 Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Sep 12 55th U.S. Men's National Championship: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Sep 13 Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway
  • Sep 15 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany

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Sep 17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • Sep 20 Pitts Crawfords beat NY Cubans to win Negro NL Championship, 3-0
  • Sep 22 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • Sep 24 Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
  • Sep 25 Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 27 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 29 5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US)
  • Sep 30 Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston

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Sep 30 The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Seiji Ozawa, Hoten Manchuria, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • Sep 2 Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- )
  • Sep 3 Otto Ketting, trumpeter/composer (Passacaglia)
  • Sep 5 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 5 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 5 Werner Erhard, founded EST, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 6 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 6 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Abdou Diouf, president of Senegal (1981- )
  • Sep 8 James Clay, saxophonist
  • Sep 9 [Chaim] Topol, Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Sep 9 Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author
  • Sep 10 John Palmer, Kingsport Tenn, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
  • Sep 10 Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer
  • Sep 10 Mary Oliver, American poet
  • Sep 11 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • Sep 11 Gherman Stepanovich Titov, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok II)
  • Sep 12 Allan B. Swift, American politician (Rep-D-Washington, 1979-95), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 12 Richard H Hunt, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (d. 2008)
  • Sep 15 Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show)
  • Sep 16 Carl Andre, US sculptor (minimal/conceptual art)
  • Sep 16 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist, born in Minneapolis (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in La Junta Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Sep 17 Timothy Bavin, Bishop of Portsmouth
  • Sep 19 Esmond Bulmer, English cider brewer/Conservative Lower house leader
  • Sep 19 Nick Massi, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 19 Robert Kruger, (Sen-D Texas)
  • Sep 19 Thomas W Ewing, (Rep-R-Illinois)
  • Sep 19 Benjamin Hacker, American naval aviator (d. 2003)
  • Sep 20 Keith J Roberts, England, writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell)
  • Sep 20 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • Sep 20 David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Sep 21 Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
  • Sep 21 Jimmy Armfield, Former English Footballer and Manager
  • Sep 22 Harriet King, American fencing (Olympic-1972)
  • Sep 23 Pierre Marietan, composer
  • Sep 24 Barbara Brilliant, TV host/producer
  • Sep 24 Lawrence Urquhart, CEO (Burmah Castrol)
  • Sep 24 Sean McCann, Canadian actor
  • Sep 26 Bob Barber, cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68)
  • Sep 26 Joe Sherlock, Irish Labour Party politician (d. 2007)
  • Sep 27 Jerome Shipp, American basketball (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Sep 28 Bruce Crampton, Australian PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 28 Heather Sears, actress (Room at the Top), born in London, England
  • Sep 29 David Hannay, diplomat

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Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin'), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 30 Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • Sep 30 Johnny Mathis, SF, voclaist (Chances Are, 12th of Never)

Famous Weddings


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Sep 28 Comedian Stan Laurel (45) marries 2nd wife actress Virginia Ruth Rogers

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Johannes Aengenent, bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 Carl Austin Weiss, murderer of Sen Huey Long, shot down
  • Sep 8 Huey P Long, (Sen-La) assassinated at Baton Rouge Capitol building

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Sep 8 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, dies of natural causes at 79

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • Sep 19 Jules M Cambron, French gov-gen to Algeria/ambassador, dies
  • Sep 19 Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (b. 1857)
  • Sep 19 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian pioneer in rocket & space research, dies at 78
  • Sep 22 Karl Schroder, composer, dies at 86
  • Sep 26 Andy Adams, American writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • Sep 27 Alan Gray, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 28 W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)