On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


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)
  • 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