On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1935

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)

Famous Birthdays

  • James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Austin Weiss, murderer of Sen Huey Long, shot down

Person of interestEdward L. Doheny

Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, dies of natural causes at 79

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • Huey Long, American politician (40th Governor of Louisiana), assassinated at Baton Rouge Capitol building at 42