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

Historic Event

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Orbach, American 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? 86 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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