On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1935

Historical Events

  • 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • French Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only French title, beating Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist
  • Roger Brierley, English actor (d. 2005)
1935 Highlights

About June 2, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini