On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1935

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, 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
Will Rogers