On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1935

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Majors, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All American 1956; U of Tennessee) and coach (Iowa State; National C'ship 1976, Pittsburgh; Tennessee), born in Lynchburg, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), born in Potters Bar, England (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87

Person of interestJane Addams

Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams

1935 Highlights

About May 21, 1935

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini