What Happened on May 15, 1935

Historical Events

  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates squeak past Phillies 20-5 at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl
  • Moscow Metro opens to public; initial phase was 11 km (6.8 mi) long and included 13 stations

Famous Birthdays

  • (Bruce) "Utah" Phillips, American folk singer-songwriter ("Green Rolling Hills"; "The Goodnight-Loving Trail") storyteller, poet, and labor organizer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold, 1960), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • Ted Dexter, English cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests, 4,502 runs @ 47.89, 9 x 100s, 66 wickets; Sussex), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2021)
Born in 1935

Famous Deaths

  • Kazimir Malevich, Polish-Ukrainian avant-garde painter, diesof cancer at 56

About May 15, 1935

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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