On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1935

Historical Events

  • 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.

Famous Birthdays

  • David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
1935 Highlights

About December 9, 1935

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius