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

Jane Addams

Jane Addams, American pacifist, social activist, feminist, author, co-founder of ACLU (Nobel Prize for Peace, 1931), dies at 65 [1]


1935 Highlights

About May 21, 1935

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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