On This Day

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
  • Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, American civil rights activist (National Urban League), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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

Person of interestWill Rogers

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

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers

1935 Highlights

About August 15, 1935

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo