On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1935

Historical Events

  • Military coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Shere, American composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • J. J. Malone, American blues and soul singer, guitarisy, and keyboard player ("It's A Shame"), born in Pete's Corner, Alabama (d. 2004)
  • Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Ron Paul, American author and politician (3 times presidential candidate, 1988, 2008, 12), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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? 86 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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