On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1935

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Boulder Dam (later the Hoover Dam), astride the border of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill Corey [Norma Jean Speranza], American pop singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Avonmore, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas
1935 Highlights

About September 30, 1935

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 86 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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