What Happened on August 15, 1935

Famous Birthdays

  • Abby Dalton, American actress (Joey Bishop Show), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum; My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • Luciano Vassallo, Eritrean soccer midfielder (104 caps Ethiopia; Cotton Factory Club 1960-73) and manager (Ethiopia, Cotton FC), born in Asmara, Eritrea (d. 2022)
  • Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, American civil rights activist (National Urban League), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Born in 1935

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard Brucken Fock, Dutch composer and painter, dies at 75
  • Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), dies at 71

Wiley PostWiley Post (1898-1935)

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

Will RogersWill Rogers (1879-1935)

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

1935 Highlights

About August 15, 1935

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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