On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1935

Historical Events

  • 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher "Kit" Lambert, British record producer and manager of The Who, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1981)
  • Doug McClure, American actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California (d. 1995)
  • Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Herbert Thompson, American archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78
1935 Highlights

About May 11, 1935

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus