On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1935

Historical Events

  • 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Philadelphia) enroll in anticommunism class

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Rumsey, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 17 wickets; founded Professional Cricketers Association 1967), born in London, England
  • Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Richet, French physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1913 for work on anaphylaxis), dies at 85
  • Hylton Philipson, English cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 69
  • Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, conductor (Nationaltheatret Orchestra, 1899-1929), and composer (Bergensiana), dies at 71
1935 Highlights

About December 4, 1935

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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