On This Day

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 composer, born in Bern, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Kessel, 1st to die in California gas chamber
  • 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
1935 Highlights

About December 2, 1935

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 86 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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