On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1935

Historical Events


English Cardinal John Fisher and statesman Thomas More, executed by Henry VIII, canonized as saints by Pope Pius XI

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hartman, American actor and TV personality (Good Morning America), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Esmond Bulmer, English cider brewer, and Conservative Lower house leader
  • Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, French composer, dies at 74

Person of interestT. E. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

1935 Highlights

About May 19, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus