On This Day

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 interestEvent of Interest

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

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Orbach, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphus Washington Greely, American Arctic explorer and recipient of the Medal of Honor, dies at 91
1935 Highlights

About October 20, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra