On This Day

Historical Events in September 1935

  • Sep 2 Labor Day hurricane makes landfall in Florida, killing 423 people, the strongest and most intense hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States
  • Sep 3 First automobile to exceed 300mph, Malcolm Campbell powers Bluebird to 301.129mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • Sep 3 Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games

Film Release

Sep 6 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death

  • Sep 7 Romantic comedy film "Page Miss Glory" starring Marion Davies premieres in the USA
  • Sep 8 Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)

Historic Event

Sep 12 Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph

  • Sep 12 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 for his lone major singles title
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke 6-2, 6-4 for her 4th consecutive US singles title
  • Sep 13 Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway
  • Sep 15 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany

Historic Event

Sep 17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines

  • Sep 20 Pitts Crawfords beat NY Cubans to win Negro NL Championship, 3-0
  • Sep 22 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • Sep 24 Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi

Theater Premiere

Sep 25 Maxwell Anderson's play "Winterset" premieres in NYC

  • Sep 27 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 29 Ryder Cup Golf, Ridgewood CC: US wins, 9-3; first of 7 consecutive wins by the Americans

Music Premiere

Sep 30 George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Historic Event

Sep 30 The Boulder Dam (later the Hoover Dam), astride the border of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt