What Happened on December 17, 1935

Historical Events

Event of Interest

1st flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.

Famous Birthdays

  • Cal Ripken Sr, American baseball manager (Baltimore Orioles 1987-88; World Series 1983 [coach]), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
Born in 1935

Famous Deaths

  • Lizette Woodworth Reese, American poet (Branch of May, Tears), dies at 79
1935 Highlights

About December 17, 1935

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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