What Happened on October 20, 1935

Historical Events

  • 400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
  • Anti-fascist People's Front forms in Brussels

Event of Interest

Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence

Sports History

Detroit Tigers future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BWAA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell is runner-up

1935 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Orbach, American actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
Born in 1935

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphus Washington Greely, American Arctic explorer and recipient of the Medal of Honor, dies at 91

About October 20, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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