On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1935

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 miner Aleksey Stachanov digs 102 tons of coal in under 6 hours, using a jackhammer

Famous Birthdays

  • Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican

Person of interestFrank Robinson

Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (14 x MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1961; AL MVP 1966; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Beaumont, TX (d. 2019)

Baseball Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
Baseball Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies
1935 Highlights

About August 31, 1935

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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