On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1935

Historical Events

  • Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what becomes known as The Chophouse Massacre.
  • Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP

Election of Interest

Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time


Famous Birthdays

  • Chi Chi Rodriguez, Puerto Rican golfer (Senior Tournament Players C'ship 1986, PGA Senior C'ship 1987), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Zbigniew Rudzinski, Polish composer (Mannequins), born in Czechowice, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Abe Landau, American gangster (henchman for Dutch Schultz), murdered at 39
  • Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], American gangster, murdered at 33
  • Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, American gangster (accountant for Dutch Schultz), murdered at 44
1935 Highlights

About October 23, 1935

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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