On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1935

Historical Events

  • In a major upset, Dutch grand master Max Euwe becomes world chess champion beating Russian Alexander Alekhine (9 wins, 13 draws, 8 losses) in Zandvoort, Netherlands

NFL Championship

National Football League Championship, University of Detroit Stadium: Detroit Lions beat New York Giants, 26-7; Lions first title

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Walton, American football coach (New York Jets 1983-89; Robert Morris University), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
1935 Highlights

About December 15, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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