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)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth announces his retirement as a player at 40 years of age

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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? 86 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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