What Happened on May 19, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


BattleExecution

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

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
  • 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