What Happened on December 5, 1935

Historical Events

  • First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Calvin Trillin, American author (New Yorker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Yury Vlasov, Ukrainian weightlifter (Olympic gold USSR heavyweight 1960, 64; World C'ship gold x 4) and writer, born in Makeyevka, Ukraine (d. 2021)
Born in 1935

Famous Deaths

  • Frans Erens, Dutch literary critic (Years Gone By), dies at 78

About December 5, 1935

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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