What Happened on August 20, 1935

Historical Events

  • Military coup by General Pons & President Ibarra in Ecuador

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Shere, American contemporary classical composer, broadcaster, music critic, and educator, born in Berkeley, California (d. 2020)
  • Dulcie September, South African teacher and anti-apartheid political activist, born in Athlone, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 1988)
  • J. J. Malone, American blues and soul singer, guitarist, and keyboard player ("It's A Shame"), born in Pete's Corner, Alabama (d. 2004)
  • Justin Tubb, American country songwriter and singer (I Gotta Go Get My Baby; Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 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
Born in 1935

Famous Deaths

  • Otakar Ostrčil, Czech composer (Křížova cesta - Way of the Cross), and conductor (National Theater, 1920-35), dies at 56
1935 Highlights

About August 20, 1935

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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