On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1935

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

  • NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Omar Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), born in San Nicolás, Buenos Aires Province (d. 2005)
  • Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary

Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., 1st African-American astronaut and U.S. Air Force major, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

1935 Highlights

About October 2, 1935

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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