What Happened in August 1935

Historical Events

  • Aug 7 60% of voters agrees to Nazism in Danzig (Gdańsk)
  • Aug 10 3rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 11 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
  • Aug 13 Roller derby is born when the Transcontinental Roller Derby begins at the Chicago Coliseum
  • Aug 14 Social Security Act becomes law
  • Aug 20 Military coup by General Pons & President Ibarra in Ecuador
  • Aug 26 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
  • Aug 29 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
  • Aug 31 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)
  • Aug 31 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0

Historic Event

Aug 31 FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents

  • Aug 31 Russian miner Aleksey Stachanov digs 102 tons of coal in under 6 hours, using a jackhammer

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Geoff Pullar, English cricket batsman (28 Tests, 4 x 100s, HS 175; Lancashire CCC, Gloucestershire CCC), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 2 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), born in Merseyside (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, born in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • Aug 3 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • Aug 3 Richard Lamm, American politician (38th Governor of Colorado), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aug 3 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 5 John McCartan, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 5 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Aug 5 Zakes Mokae, actor (Comedians), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 7 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments; The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Aug 8 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • Aug 8 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • Aug 8 Ron Marlenee, American politician (Rep-R-MT, 1977-93), born in Scobey, Montana (d. 2020)
  • Aug 8 Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
  • Aug 9 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 10 Giya Kancheli, Georgian composer (NightPrayers; Exil), born in Tblisi, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Aug 10 Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
  • Aug 12 John Cazale, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather; Dog Day Afternoon; The Deer Hunter), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Aug 12 Karl Mickel, German writer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Aug 13 Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963, 65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), born in Lacoochee, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Aug 13 Rod Hull, British entertainer, born on Isle of Sheppey, Kent (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Abby Dalton, American actress (Joey Bishop Show), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 15 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum; My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • Aug 15 Luciano Vassallo, Eritrean soccer midfielder (104 caps Ethiopia; Cotton Factory Club 1960-73) and manager (Ethiopia, Cotton FC), born in Asmara, Eritrea (d. 2022)
  • Aug 15 Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, American civil rights activist (National Urban League), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 16 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • Aug 16 Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
  • Aug 16 Bill Glass, American College Football HOF defensive end (Baylor University; 4 x Pro Bowl Cleveland Browns; Detroit Lions), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Aug 17 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR (d. 2018)
  • Aug 18 Gail Fisher, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Mannix - "Peggy"), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Aug 18 Howard Morrison, New Zealand entertainer, born in Rotorua, New Zealand (d. 2009)
  • Aug 18 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer (Otoño (Autumn)), and educator, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 2019)
  • Aug 19 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • Aug 19 Bobby Richardson, American MLB 2nd baseman (NY Yankees), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Aug 19 Earl Gaines, American R&B, soul, and electric blues singer (It's Love Baby (24 Hours a Day)), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Aug 19 F. Story Musgrave, American medical doctor and NASA astronaut (STS-6, -51-F, -33, -44, -61, -80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 20 Charles Shere, American contemporary classical composer, broadcaster, music critic, and educator, born in Berkeley, California (d. 2020)
  • Aug 20 Dulcie September, South African teacher and anti-apartheid political activist, born in Athlone, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 1988)
  • Aug 20 J. J. Malone, American blues and soul singer, guitarist, and keyboard player ("It's A Shame"), born in Pete's Corner, Alabama (d. 2004)
  • Aug 20 Justin Tubb, American country songwriter and singer (I Gotta Go Get My Baby; Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Aug 20 Ron Paul, American physician, author and politician (US Representative from Texas, 1975-77, 1979-85, 1997-2013; 3-time presidential candidate - 1988, 2008, 2012), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 21 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Aug 21 Vladimir Obukhov, Russian basketball coach (Soviet Union & Malta men's national teams; MBC Dynamo Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Aug 22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Aug 22 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Aug 22 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 23 Brendan Jackson, British air marshal, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Loren Rush, American avant-garde composer (Hard Music), born in Richmond, California
  • Aug 23 Roy Strong, English writer, art historian and director (Victoria & Albert Museum), born in Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, England
  • Aug 25 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • Aug 25 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2017)
  • Aug 26 Cornelis B. Vaandrager [Cor Vaan], Dutch poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)

Geraldine FerraroGeraldine Ferraro (1935-2011)

Aug 26 American politician (US Representative from New York (D), 1979-85), and the 1st female vice-presidential nominee (1984), born in Newburgh, New York

  • Aug 27 Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), born in Prestonpans, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Aug 27 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 27 Michael Holroyd, author
  • Aug 28 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Aug 28 Richard Branda, American actor (You Are There, Two-Minute Warning), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Aug 29 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist and mathematician, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • Aug 29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas - "California Dreaming"), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Sylvia Earle, American marine biologist, born in Gibbstown, New Jersey
  • Aug 31 Eldridge Cleaver, American Black Panther leader turned Republican, born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas (d. 1998)

Frank RobinsonFrank Robinson (1935-2019)

Aug 31 American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (14 x MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1961; AL MVP 1966; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Beaumont, TX


Famous Weddings

Edith Piaf

Aug 19 French singer Édith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Arthur Dehon Little, American chemist (patented rayon), dies at 71
  • Aug 6 Alexander Winkler, Russian composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 11 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), dies at 84
  • Aug 15 Gerard Brucken Fock, Dutch composer and painter, dies at 75
  • Aug 15 Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), dies at 71

Wiley PostWiley Post (1898-1935)

Aug 15 American aviator (1st solo flight around the world), killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36

Will RogersWill Rogers (1879-1935)

Aug 15 American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), dies in a plane crash in Alaska at 55

  • Aug 17 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, dies at 75
  • Aug 20 Otakar Ostrčil, Czech composer (Křížova cesta - Way of the Cross), and conductor (National Theater, 1920-35), dies at 56
  • Aug 21 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), dies at 86
  • Aug 21 Josef Cyril Sychra, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 29 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), dies in a car accident at 29
  • Aug 29 Charles Lee Williams, English composer (Gloucester Cathedral), dies at 82
  • Aug 30 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le feu), dies at 62
  • Aug 31 Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies at 69