On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1935

Historical Events

  • 7.7 magnitude earthquake destroys Quetta in Balochistan, British India (now Pakistan) killing an estimated 40,000 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert "Tootie" Heath, American jazz hard bop drummer (John Coltrane; Art Farmer; Jimmy Heath; Tete Montoliu, Yusef Lateef), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Bruce Bolton, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1959)
  • Jim Bolger, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1935 Highlights

About May 31, 1935

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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