On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1935

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas

Famous Birthdays

  • Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
1935 Highlights

About December 17, 1935

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius