On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1935

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)
  • Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 105 tons of cabbages in 6 hours

Famous Birthdays

  • Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican
  • Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL), born in Beaumont, TX (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies