On This Day

August 1935 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 7 60% of voters agrees to Nazism in Danzig (Gdańsk)
  • Aug 11 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
  • Aug 13 Roller derby is born when the Transcontinental Roller Derby begins at the Chicago Coliseum
  • Aug 14 Social Security Act becomes law
  • Aug 20 Military coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador
  • Aug 26 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
  • Aug 31 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Aug 31 Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 105 tons of cabbages in 6 hours

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 2 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), born in Merseyside (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, born in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • Aug 3 Richard Lamm, American politician (38th Governor of Colorado), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aug 8 Ron Marlenee, American politician (Rep-R-MT, 1977-93), born in Scobey, Montana
  • Aug 8 Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
  • Aug 8 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • Aug 10 Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
  • Aug 12 Karl Mickel, German writer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Aug 13 Rod Hull, British entertainer, born on Isle of Sheppey, Kent (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, American civil rights activist (National Urban League), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 18 Howard Morrison, New Zealand entertainer, born in Rotorua, New Zealand (d. 2009)
  • Aug 19 F Story Musgrave, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • Aug 20 Ron Paul, American author and politician (3 times presidential candidate, 1988, 2008, 12), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Aug 23 Brendan Jackson, British air marshal, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Aug 25 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • Aug 26 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)

Person of interestGeraldine Ferraro

Aug 26 Geraldine Ferraro, American Congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and the 1st female vice-presidential nominee (1984), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 2011)

Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro
Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee
Geraldine Ferraro
  • Aug 27 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 27 Michael Holroyd, author
  • Aug 28 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Aug 29 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist and mathematician, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • Aug 31 Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Arthur Dehon Little, American chemist (patented rayon), dies at 71
  • Aug 11 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), dies at 84
  • Aug 15 Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), dies at 71
  • Aug 15 Wiley Post, American aviator (1st solo flight around the world), killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36
  • Aug 17 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, dies at 75
  • Aug 29 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), dies in a car accident at 29
  • Aug 30 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le feu), dies at 62
  • Aug 31 Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies