On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1935

Historical Events

  • 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist and mathematician, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), dies in a car accident at 29
  • Charles Lee Williams, English composer (Gloucester Cathedral), dies at 82
1935 Highlights

About August 29, 1935

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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