What Happened on December 2, 1935

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hackett Fischer, American educator and historian (Albion's Seed), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jeannie Morris, American sports journalist and author (Chicago Daily News, WMAQ; 'Brian Piccolo: A Short Season', 2014 Ring Lardner Award), born in Redondo Beach, California (d. 2020)
  • Jürg Wyttenbach, Swiss pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2021)
Born in 1935

Famous Deaths

  • James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist and anthropologist, dies at 70
  • Martha Carey Thomas, American educator, suffragist, linguist and second President of Bryn Mawr College, dies of a coronary occlusion at 78
  • State of California uses gas chamber instead of hanging for 1st time: Robert Lee Cannon (29) and Albert Kessel (28) executed for role in Folsom Prison escape attempt resulting in murder of warden and guard (San Quentin State Prison. Marin County)
1935 Highlights

About December 2, 1935

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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