On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1935

Historical Events

  • 2nd Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Gene Sarazen wins Monday playoff with Craig Wood by 5 strokes

Music History

Béla Bartok's 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.

  • Works Progress Administration approved by Congress

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert G. Bustamante, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-93), born in Asherton, Texas
  • Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Cannan, British economist and historian (A History of the Theories of Production and Distribution), dies at 74
1935 Highlights

About April 8, 1935

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries