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 will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.
  • Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

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, murdered
  • Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], American gangster, murdered at 33
  • Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, American gangster, murdered
1935 Highlights

About October 23, 1935

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio